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Monday
Mar072011

Victory Garden at San Pedro High School

At Sharefest's 8th Annual Workday on Saturday, May 14th, 2011, we will cut the ribbon on a wonderful new vegetable garden at San Pedro High School. We will transform a plot of land that is currently unused into a living, edible classroom. The Victory Garden will weave people and plants together – a garden for and of communities. Featuring a wide variety of heritage organic vegetables suited to the Harbor Area microclimate, the garden will demonstrate the ability and diversity of urban food production practices. Food grown in the garden will be used by the participants and also donated to those with limited access to healthy organic produce through a partnership with local food banks and meals programs. This project at San Pedro High School is partnered with LA City Mayor's Office and City on a Hill Church (Torrance).

Here is a before photo:

And here are renderings of the layout of the Victory Garden:

 

We Need Your Support!

We are seeking donations of time, energy, funding, and materials. You can help by providing seeds or seed propagation space, helping to transplant or direct seed in the garden, cultivating and harvesting vegetables, or all of the above. We also need volunteers to help build, and maintain the garden. We will have mini-Workdays at the site leading up to our 8th Annual Workday on May 14th. Sharefest's registration for the Annual Workday will be ready in April, but you can volunteer at the mini-Workdays by contacting:

James Weston
SPHS Victory Garden Coordinator
(562) 712-5362
westonjimmy@hotmail.com

We are seeking financial support and in-kind material donations. All donations are tax deductible. For donations, please contact Sharefest at info@sharefestinc.org or (310) 626-8106.

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