Thanks to Woolly School Garden, Micheltorena now has a tasty edible vertical garden with strawberries, tomatoes and other amazing veggies and herbs!
Watch the ABC News piece on Micheltorena and our this new woolly garden.
Vote for Woolly School Garden in their campaign to win a $250,000 grant from Pepsi to fund and grow 250 school gardens nationwide!
Thank you so much for flexing your voting muscles in support of the recent Nature’s Path community garden grant challenge; we rocketed up the ranks of proposals swiftly, and in the end garnered 1100 votes (!) but missed securing a position in the top 5 qualifying positions by 66 votes.
HOWEVER, our team views this as not a defeat, but just the beginning in a very wonderful process, that of creating a garden for Micheltorena Street Elementary and the community of Silverlake. What this challenge did was galvanize our effort, make our plans known to the community, and allowed YOU to communicate your enthusiasm for this project. Thank you all so much.
To celebrate the official birth of this project, jumpstart the fundraising process, and to allow us to all come together as garden supporters, we cordially invite you to join us at Gobi Restaurant, located at 2827 West Sunset Boulevard (cross street: Parkman) on Thursday June 24 from 6pm to 11pm, for a Micheltorena School / Community Garden fundraiser. Gobi will donate 20% of the proceeds from the evening’s food sales to our garden cause. Visit gobimongolianbbq.com for more information about the restaurant.
We are happy you could join us, and invite you to participate in our fundraising efforts to enrich and beautify our school!
Beginning in May 2010, community businesses and organizations will have the opportunity to show their support for Micheltorena by sponsoring a banner that will be displayed on Sunset Boulevard.
Banners will be printed in high impact colors. Donated design services will give each business the opportunity to have a custom banner made. For this introductory year, banners will cost $750 for a 3’ by 10’ banner that will remain up on our perimeter fence for 12 months.
If you are interested in sponsoring a banner for your business or cause, please call us at 323-666-2377, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Adopt-the-Library fundraiser is going on now! Micheltorena was recently awarded a grant to build a new library from Wonder of Reading, a Los Angeles organization intent on increasing literacy in elementary school children.
While much of the funds for basic construction and books are included in the grant, we must raise funds to buy special tables, chairs and other items that will make our library specially suited to our school. Funds raised will also go towards future upkeep of the library, and ensure that adequate monies exist to purchase and replace books and media in the future.
The Adopt-the-Library fundraiser is an invitation from Micheltorena to the community to become part of this “dream come true” for our students. Members of the community can dedicate or “adopt” a portion of the library, with donations going to library development and book purchasing.
The fundraiser will run from March 1, 2010 to May 30, 2010.
Join us, and be a part of Micheltorena history!
To participate, please review our donation form, available here.
Items of adoption will have plaques with engraved dedications. For shelves, plaques will be approximately 2 inches high and 4-5 inches wide. Plaques on furniture will be appropriately sized to match the pieces and are negotiable. Options also exist to have a local artist paint your dedication as a small mural on the wall of the library.
How you can participate:
1) You can mail in the form with your choice of item adoption. You will be contacted immediately on receipt of the form to discuss your donation.
2) Send us an email to email@example.com with your preferences based on the form.
3) Or, if you would like to discuss other donation or participation options with us, please call us at 323-666-2377, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We do not yet have an online donation tab, but will soon.
All donations are tax deductible and go towards a great cause, READING!
Below are some photos of other Wonder of Reading libraries, to give you an idea of how your adopted library will look.