Help PEF Get School Gardens Ready for School Reopening!



Did you know there are 10 edible gardens at Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) Schools that produce fruits and vegetables as part of the Farm to School Program? Pasadena Educational Foundation (PEF) need volunteer support to keep this community effort going.

PUSD gardens provide outdoor classroom space for students to learn and are managed by a full-time Master Gardener, who directly manages the work of our garden volunteers.

Produce grown in the organic school-community gardens is incorporated into school cafeteria offerings. Learn more.

What You’ll Do As A Garden Volunteer:

• Harvesting
• Weeding
• Planting
• All around garden maintenance

New Garden Dates: Thursday and Friday, April 8 & 9 – Field Elementary School (3600 E Sierra Madre Blvd, Pasadena).

There are also other ways to help our gardens. Currently PEF is looking for…

• A backhoe, small bulldozer, or Bobcat to clear a an area of the garden at Muir High School + an operator! Dedicated time to do this is flexible.
• Have a group? Schedule your own garden day.

Contact NC Inguanzo @ ncinguanzo@pasedfoundation.org to learn more.

Garden Volunteer Requirements:

Must be at least 15 to serve individually. Families with younger children may volunteer – however, minors 14 and under must be accompanied by a parent.

Please wear comfortable clothes you don’t mind getting dirty, closed-toe shoes, and bring your own water.

Wear sunscreen and/or a hat.

Dress for the weather!

Willingness to work hard.

Covid – 19 Protocols:

Masks required.
Bring and wear your own garden gloves.
If you have your own garden tools, please bring them. PEF have garden tools, too. Tools must be cleaned after each use.

Learn more about PUSD gardens here.

Pasadena Educational Foundation, 351 South Hudson Ave. RM 153, Pasadena, pef@pasedfoundation.org, (626) 396-3625 or visit https://pasedfoundation.org/.

 

 

 

 

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