Posted on: November 14, 2012Read More About Event →
Toyota of Hollywood Sponsors Helen Bernstein Garden
Community and the environment are a priority for LAcarGUY, and that is why we have sponsored an urban school garden at Helen Bernstein High School as part of Environmental Media Association 's (EMA) School Garden Program. The goal of the LAcarGUY garden is to teach and motivate children via hands-on experience, while creating a connection with nature and an appreciation of where food comes from. In addition, one of EMA's Young Hollywood board members ("i.e." Amy Smart, Olivia Wilde, Rosario Dawson, Lance Bass) will be recruited to mentor and actively engage the students.
Posted on: October 10, 2012Read More About Event →
Posted on: June 20, 2012
Toyota of Hollywood’s school garden at Helen Bernstein High School in Hollywood is in full bloom with fruits, vegetables, California native drought tolerant plants and beautiful rose bushes outlining the amazing garden space. Throughout the summer, teachers, students and Toyota Hollywood employees will maintain the garden and make plans for Fall planting.
One objective of the garden was to develop an activity guide to help teachers integrate nutrition education, specifically as it relates to fruit and vegetables, into their curriculum. School gardens provide opportunities for hands-on learning activities that are vital in nutrition education. Gardens can be used to teach children about the origin of fruit and vegetables and give them opportunities to practice preparing fruits and veggies, while living a healthy lifestyle.
More importantly, having this garden and the freedom to get their hands dirty has given the students new opportunities to gain confidence and learn life-long lessons as they grow along with their plants.
This May, EMA’s Young Hollywood Board member, actress Rachelle Lefevre, was on hand to plant, dig and chat with the kids.Read More About Event →
Posted on: May 17, 2012
It had been nearly a year since EMA Young Hollywood Board Member Rachelle Lefevre’s last visit to Helen Bernstein High School’s garden, and a lot had changed (and grown!) since then.
Rachelle toured the garden and got her hands dirty by digging in.Read More About Event →
Posted on: May 7, 2012
The Toyota of Hollywood School Gardens Project continues to evolve! Please take a look at these recent pictures from the garden that Ms. Hairston from Helen Bernstein High School was kind enough to provide us.
We are excited see the garden in person next week at our event with EMA and Rachelle Lefevre from the Twilight movies!Read More About Event →