On August 10, 2013 SAJE headed to St. John’s Well Child and Family in South Los Angeles to provide support by planting edible gardens on 58th Street, between Hoover and Vermont. From 8:oo am to 4:oo pm, we cut wood to build raised beds that were placed alongside the parkways of every house in the block.
We placed soil on each raised bed, then the kids began planting seeds such as tomatoes, chilies, aloe and other edible plants.
Growing organic vegetables helps combat serious health issues such as type-2 Diabetes and childhood obesity that are caused by the fast-food industry spread throughout our community. Volunteers from all over California, guerilla gardener Ron Finley and various organizations worked hard to plant the healthy vegetables on the entire block of 58th Street.