People Served

What is your wish for this project?

"Grow It and They Will Come" is a native plant garden at San Pascual STEAM Magnet, LAUSD, in Los Angeles. Our wish is to plant to provide a food source for our local wildlife, that this will serve as an outdoor classroom, and enhance the beauty of our school and neighborhood.

How did it go?

Our native garden was planted on November 9, 2017 with the help of the TreePeople organization. We planted toyon, milkweed, sages, California Poppies and other plants. The third and fourth graders enjoyed the planting activity, and one hour later, a butterfly was spotted fluttering over the garden - Grow It and They Will Come - and they did! The Nature Club students observed oleander aphids and red-shouldered bugs within a few days of planting. Students are taking ownership of the garden, more