Photos courtesy KIPP Raíces Academy
Who says a garden has to be planted in the ground? When it came time to plant their school garden, the staff and students at Kipp Raíces Academy headed for the rooftop parking deck of the former East Los Angeles auto dealership. The roof, which is reached by a wide ramp, is also used for physical education classes. After La Causa, a local youth-activist group, provided some prep work last week, Cub and Girl Scouts from KIPP Raíces Academy spent Saturday morning planting the school’s first garden and painting a mural on the roof.
“This will hopefully be a beautiful and beneficial collaboration of East Side groups to better the lives of our students and families,” said Suzanne Karnatz with Kipp.