Hello from Sally Alder, our new Office Manager

Hello from Sally Alder, our new Office Manager

I am very excited to be working with the wonderful people at GrowingGreat! I was a GrowingGreat docent many years ago when my kids were at Robinson Elementary School. A lot has changed since then. I am very impressed with the way that GrowingGreat has reached out to other communities, added the...

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Spotlight on the Astellas STEM Garden

Spotlight on the Astellas STEM Garden

     On May 15, GrowingGreat, the Astellas USA Foundation and Para Los Niños Hollywood Head Start teachers and preschool students celebrated the opening of the school’s new STEM herb, fruit, and vegetable garden.  Astellas scientists Dr. Kendall Morrison and Dr. Karen Morrison (pictured...

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GrowingGreat Teams Up with Garden Lites®

GrowingGreat Teams Up with Garden Lites®

Thanks to a new partnership between GrowingGreat and Garden Lites®, we can tweet our way to a healthier world. The national vegetable snack food company is generously providing financial support and launching a Twibbon campaign for GrowingGreat. Between now and February 28th, GardenLites® will...

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Please Help Us Support Preschool Children

Please Help Us Support Preschool Children

CLICK HERE TO DONATE In 2017, GrowingGreat hopes to support our 19 new preschool partners with garden and nutrition education.  Children attending these schools live in the lowest-income areas of Los Angeles, from Hollywood to Skid Row, a reality in which their parents do not have enough...

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GrowingGreat Docent, Jennifer Conlon

GrowingGreat Docent, Jennifer Conlon

“There’s definitely magic in eating food that you grew and picked yourself.  I think all the kids feel it.” -Jennifer Conlon SHE VOLUNTEERS AT: Linwood E. Howe Elementary in Culver City JENNIFER HAS BEEN VOLUNTEERING FOR: 1.5 Years SHE IS BEING RECOGNIZED FOR: Her Outstanding...

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Are you a parent?

Are you a parent?

If you are, then you understand that parents will do anything to make sure that their children have happy, healthy futures. And you must also know that when many parents join forces, they can transform whole communities in the name of their children. Seventeen years after three mothers founded...

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Tell me a story

Tell me a story

Last week, I wrote about how this blog is changing directions.  From now on, you can expect to read about two topics: Stories about you – individual volunteers, donors and community partners from the GrowingGreat community Innovative activities and ideas that you, individual volunteers, donors...

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Where this blog is going

Where this blog is going

Have you checked out our Facebook or Twitter pages lately? If you have, you might have noticed that there’s new energy bubbling in the GrowingGreat community. Laura Kainsinger, MPH, our Director of Community Outreach, has been merrily posting about pumpkins in La Ballona’s garden, our...

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