Toyota of Hollywood's School Garden is in Full Bloom

June 20th, 2012 by

Toyota of Hollywood’s school garden at Helen Bernstein High School in Hollywood is in full bloom with fruits, vegetables, California native drought tolerant plants and beautiful rose bushes outlining the amazing garden space. Throughout the summer, teachers, students and Toyota Hollywood employees will maintain the garden and make plans for Fall planting.

One objective of the garden was to develop an activity guide to help teachers integrate nutrition education, specifically as it relates to fruit and vegetables, into their curriculum. School gardens provide opportunities for hands-on learning activities that are vital in nutrition education. Gardens can be used to teach children about the origin of fruit and vegetables and give them opportunities to practice preparing fruits and veggies, while living a healthy lifestyle.

More importantly, having this garden and the freedom to get their hands dirty has given the students new opportunities to gain confidence and learn life-long lessons as they grow along with their plants.

This May, EMA’s Young Hollywood Board member, actress Rachelle Lefevre, was on hand to plant, dig and chat with the kids.