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Chef Diane
GrowingGreat Jr. Chefs featured on KCAL 9
April 2018
Growing Great is a nonprofit that inspires children and their parents to make healthy eating programs. Amy Johnson reports. Watch Video
Chef Diane
GrowingGreat Jr. Chefs featured on KTLA
April 19, 2016
Chef D, Manhattan House Restaurants head chef, shows some of the main dishes that she makes using unique, home-grown ingredients. Watch Video
Easy Reader
An afternoon with a chef and her students
March 10, 2016
On a recent Thursday afternoon, 19 kids from Pacific Elementary School trekked to the restaurant Manhattan House on Manhattan Beach Boulevard. Read More
The Beach Reporter
Pacific Elementary School students make meals with Manhattan House chef
March 10, 2016
Students at Environmental Charter High School in Lawndale made burrito bowls with a creamy chipotle sauce Wednesday in the first of six cooking classes taught by GrowingGreat, a Manhattan Beach nonprofit providing nutrition and gardening education to schools in the South Bay and Los Angeles. Read More
Daily Breeze
Food for thought: Environmental Charter students get schooled in healthy cooking
January 21, 2016
Students at Environmental Charter High School in Lawndale made burrito bowls with a creamy chipotle sauce Wednesday in the first of six cooking classes taught by GrowingGreat, a Manhattan Beach nonprofit providing nutrition and gardening education to schools in the South Bay and Los Angeles. Read More
Observer Magazine
Observer Newspaper
May 11 — 17, 2015
Josiah Citrin, Chef/Owner of Michelin Two-Star restaurant Mélisse in Santa Monica did a chef demo in support of Growing Great’s second annual Farm to Table benefit. Other chef joining Citrin included Mike Tiva of Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill and Rising Star Chef Diana Stavaridis who is gearing up to helm the kitchen at the soon to open Manhattan House Pub in Manhattan Beach. Read More
Don Knabe's Blog
Don Knabe’s Blog
December 1, 2014
GrowingGreat provides gardening life skills to local schools and communities. Read More
Easy Reader News
Expo Wants to Help MB Residents Think Green
June 20, 2014
On Saturday, July 12, Manhattan Beach-based GrowingGreat, a nutrition education nonprofit, will host a Farm-to-Table Benefit at a private estate in Manhattan Beach to celebrate its 15 years as an advocate and teacher for healthy eating, beginning with elementary school kids. Read More
Happy Friday Neighbors
Expo Wants to Help MB Residents Think Green
March 23, 2013
A new business expo has a goal of educating Manhattan Beach residents on how to be green. Mark Lipps and Angela Silverman are joining forces to bring the s.a.g.e. [sustainable and green environments] Expo to the city. Read More
Grub Street
Fraser, LeFevre, and Ford Team Up On “The Taste of Spring,” This Saturday in Manhattan Beach
May 17, 2012
This Saturday, chefs Neal Fraser, David LeFevre, and 2012’s Cochon 555 winner Ben Ford are cooking up an event in Manhattan Beach named “The Taste of Spring” to benefit GrowingGreat’s mission to teach L.A. County students about setting up school gardens and nutrition. Read More
La Ballona Students Growing Great This Spring
La Ballona Students Growing Great This Spring
April 30, 2012
In a flurry of activity before Spring Break, all six grades at La Ballona Elementary School completed their garden lessons and planted in the school’s newly built garden. Each grade followed a curriculum created by the nonprofit Growing Great. Read More
PACIFIC KIDS growing GREAT
PACIFIC KIDS growing GREAT
April 30, 2012
Enviroscape L.A. Rainbird and Growing Great came together to create the world’s first organic, SUSTAINABLE vegetable garden. This is due to using Rainbird’s new drip irrigation with copper shield technology. Read More
SVP Los Angeles
Planting the Seeds of Learning
January 13, 2012
GRANT ELEMENTARY — “It would be good to get a photographer down here as soon as possible.”

That can be an ominous statement, but coming from Alan Friedenberg, it was welcome news. The Grant principal was happy to show off his school’s vegetable-laden learning garden, a product of love and dedication on the part of an army of parents committed to bringing their children a hands-on education about the food they eat from seed to plate. Read More

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