The New School-West in Mar Vista is seeking volunteers to help create a “feed the hungry” garden as part of a work day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, February 6th at the school, 12731 Venice Blvd.
Volunteers will help bag and rake mulch, build raised beds, lift lumber and can join the stewardship team, which will care for the garden, document the project and write reflections for the school blog, event organizers said. Work day tools will be provided by New School-West, a private, non-sectarian school.
The school is currently offering students the opportunity to contribute to earthquake relief efforts in Haiti by gathering food for Lime-aid relief.
In an effort to increase its support of the Westside Food Bank, the pre-school has paired with Pedal Patch Community to create a year-round vegetable garden at the school, a school spokeswoman said. Pedal Patch is an organization that focuses on land use, eco-literacy, sustainability, food security and community building.
School representatives said produce harvested at the new garden will be donated to the Westside Food Bank throughout the year, offering relief to the hungry and a sense of community to the pre-school children.