GSF is passionate about the important work that we do at our school sites around Los Angeles, so it is particularly exciting when we can bring two of those sites together in one of our beautiful gardens! On December 3rd, we welcomed a group of kindergartners from 24th Street Elementary to our greenhouse at Widney Career and Transition Center, a school which provides vocational training and instructional programs for students with developmental disabilities ages 18 to 22. The greenhouse is home to our new Greenhouse Program, a collaboration between GSF and Widney, which teaches these students how to plant and care for seedlings.
At the end of the day, everyone gathered in the greenhouse to talk about California’s severe drought. In the hope of bringing about some relief, everyone did a rain dance, and as if by MAGIC, the misters in the greenhouse turned on! It was a joyous conclusion to an afternoon filled with new experiences and more importantly, new friends.