Food and Health
Landscapes, Trees, and Plants
Water
Participants
40
Hours
45
People Served
230

What is your wish for this project?

My wish for this project is that the students will be able to successfully divert water from a pattern of flooding the school or flowing into the storm drains, int less destructive and wasteful usage: watering the school garden.

How did it go?

We have a functioning bioswale, and the beginnings of another. Even though the rains did not pummel Los Angeles as expected, we see improvements in the drainage and the flow of the water. The water flow provides irrigation for the garden. However, all of us who worked on the project would like to have the garden become even more sustainable through natural irrigation. Because this is Los Angeles, and this is an arroyo, there are expected dry times when irrigation is a necessity. We have tak...read more