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How do School Gardens Grow? With Donated Seedlings!

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There's not a lot of good news out of the LAUSD very often these days, but there is some hope growing, and it smells a little bit like fresh dirt. That's because today Board Members Monica Garcia and Marguerite La Motte and the Mayor's Day of Service staff are teaming up with the LAUSD Green Program to give away 50,000 organic vegetable, herb and ornamental seedlings to school garden groups in the area. The last in a series of regional give-away days, the donated seedlings (what, you think the LAUSD pays for them?) today will get in the ground at schools in East Los Angeles and elsewhere in the LAUSD.

And while news that kids will soon get to interact with and learn from these infant heirloom tomatoes, lettuce, basil, begonia and snap dragon plants is most useful to the teachers and program volunteers who should head to Multnomah Elementary [map] today at noon, it's also a good FYI for those who are excited to know the seeds of change are being sown here in our LAUSD schools.