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South L.A. Community Clinic & Urban Farming Garden Approved by LAUSD Board

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A one and half acre community clinic, garden and urban farming site at Fremont High School was approved today by the L.A. Unified School District board. The project fits into two district goals: one, a health care master plan and the other to create community parks and gardens on school campuses to address safe open spaces and healthful living. “This effort will go a long way in addressing the health disparities and the lack of information on proper nutrition that exists within communities like this one," LAUSD Board Member Marguerite Poindexter LaMotte about the South L.A. neighborhood.

The project, slated to open in by the end of 2011, will provide educational programming, job training opportunities and healthy food for community members and the 4,600 students at the school.