Friday, February 10, 2012
Thursday, February 2, 2012
|The Peace Garden at All Peoples in South Central.|
|Shirley and Allison hard at work fertilizing the garden.|
All Peoples is a continuation school located in South Central, Los Angeles. A majority of their students come from areas outside of the surrounding neighborhood, like Compton and Inglewood, and commute for hours everyday on public transportation to reach the school. Jamal from Compton stated that he wakes up at 4 a.m. every morning in order to make the commute to school on the bus which can take up to 2 hours one-way.
Students have really taken ownership of the Peace Garden at All Peoples. Today students picked fresh vegetables, rosemary, and green onions all ready to eat from the garden. "Before the Peace Garden I did not know anything about about healthy eating," stated Sharnica, a student at All Peoples. Another student Joanna remarked, "The experience of working in the Peace Garden is incredible. Other people need to come and join!"
|Joanna, Sharnica, and Shirley at All Peoples Christian Center in South Central.|