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L.A. Area Elementary Students Learn about Healthy Eating and Recycling with Edible Garden

LA’s BEST, the American Chemistry Council, Assemblymember Raul Bocanegra and City Councilman Felipe Fuentes, along with a number of school children, rolled up their sleeves at Pinewood Avenue Elementary School and installed a “Green Garden” on December 16. The garden is deemed green because it highlights the importance of recycling, and kids learn firsthand how recycled plastics from items like milk jugs and water bottles can become planter boxes and trowels. Planting and maintaining the garden until the fruits, vegetables and herbs are harvested will help convey the importance of healthy eating and recycling to the children in the LA’s Best After School Program.

Assemblymember Raul Bocanegra (to Edith's left) and City Councilman Felipe Fuentes (to Edith's right) dedicate the campus' GreenGarden in an afternoon ceremony at Pinewood Avenue Elementary School with LA's BEST staff and students.

Assemblymember Raul Bocanegra plants fruits and vegetables seeds with the help of students and LA's BEST traveling gardener Raul Flores.

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