Saturday is a day for gardening at Echo Park schools

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Volunteers are needed to help on Saturday to expand and build new gardens at two Echo Park area schools as part of a campus beautification project. Volunteers will help build  raised planter beds as part of a new reading garden at Clifford Street Elementary and expand the existing school garden at Elysian Heights Elementary.  Saturday’s projects were funded by Hands Across Echo Park School Beautification Project, which received a pair of  $2,500 grants from the Echo Park neighborhood council and Council District 13. A total of five schools were awarded grants for a variety of projects, including a garden project at Logan Elementary, a new mural at Mayberry Elementary and the outfitting a new resources room at Rosemont Elementary.  “A true labor of love for a small project, but at least it is something nice,” said Lisa Baca-Sigala of the Greater Echo Park Elysian Neighborhood Council.

Click on the link below for details on Saturday’s garden projects.

School: Clifford  Clifford Elementary School, 2150 Duane Street
Volunteers Needed:  9 am – 12 pm on Saturday, March 24
Project Description
: The teachers, parents and students of Clifford Elementary would like to create a new Reading Garden under a partially shaded area of the campus. This will enhance learning and develop creative imaginations by creating an outdoor classroom environment.
RSVP:  Principal Armineh Alexan at apapazia@lausd.net

School:   Elysian Heights Elementary, 1562 Baxter Street
Volunteers Needed:  10 am – 1 pm on Saturday, March 24
RSVP: Teacher Susana Villamarin at sev0230@lausd.net

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