Rosario Dawson showed up to the Learning Garden at Venice High School to give her support to the Yes to Carrots Garden Challenge for public schools. The winning school gets a grant to start an organic garden program and a year's worth of gardening supplies. Not too shabby, right? The challenge is part of a campaign from the Environmental Media Association to help introduce organic gardening in public schools.
If you don't have a garden of your own, now is a perfect time to start one. And even if it's just a small herb garden in your home, the gratification of growing your own food is huge. If it still seems like too big of an undertaking in your own home, find a nearby community garden. Not only do you get the benefit of fresh produce, you also build stronger bonds with your neighbors. Do any of you belong to a garden in your community?