Beautification
Food and Health
Human Community and Human Condition
Project in progress

What is your wish for this project?

One of the needs that we saw in our community mapping exercise was the extent of pollution and littering of plastic products that drain into the ocean because they are left in the street. We also noticed that most of these trash items were from fast food chains or liquor stores that are abundant in the community. Items like chip bags and plastic bags from fast food chains were noticeable in the bushes and the streets. We wondered why we have so much trash from these places....read more

How are you going to do it?

Students will be working in groups to learn more about hydroponics, the nonprofit SEED, and ways that learning Arduino-hydroponics farming techniques might help urban communities like South LA. As this is our first year working on the project, we will start small--by installing small hydroponics systems with Arduino sensors in a small community garden. We hope that this will impact students by helping them make a difference within their own communities and help develop advocacy skills around foo...read more