At a recent groundbreaking ceremony in Los Angeles, partners- including the high school's principal and a student-announced that the comprehensive Wellness Center and healing garden will be built on a 1.5 acre parcel on the Fremont High School Campus to serve both students and the surrounding community. In addition to providing accessible, high quality health care to community residents, the site-the result of a joint use agreement with LAUSD-will also provide fresh produce; an experiential site for the school's forthcoming agricultural medicine curriculum; and much-needed open space for community members to convene, access healthy food, and be active. In addition to the garden, there will be a greenhouse, picnic tables, raised beds, walking paths and an orchard. We applaud this multi-disciplinary collaborative, and their efforts to create safe places to play for South LA youth and their families. Click here to learn more.
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