The Environmental Charter Middle School Inglewood (ECMSI) Community Garden, located just outside of ECMSI’s campus on West 115th Street, Inglewood, CA, is a year old and thriving. Established in partnership with The Bay Foundation (TBF) in 2020 with U.S. EPA Environmental Justice Small Grants Program funds, a previously barren parkway is now a food forest… Continue reading Inglewood School Community Garden Provides Food Forest, Environmental Benefits for Community
In October 2020, with funding from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, three raised garden beds and two in-ground garden beds were built right outside of the ECMSI campus. The ECMSI community garden’s goal is to empower the community by increasing health and social equity while simultaneously localizing solutions to food access, climate change, and air… Continue reading Environmental Charter Middle School-Inglewood Community Garden Case Study
Podcaster Alyssa B. interview TBF’s Community Engagement Coordinator Dalia Gonzalez as she investigates where all of LMU’s food waste ends up — and why its final destination is so important. This is On the Rails, the podcast that dives into the hidden processes and unknown individuals that keep our everyday lives running smoothly.
Georgia Tunioli is the Community Engagement Program Manager with The Bay Foundation. In this episode, host Caroline Cheng discusses the Table to Farm and Clean Boating programs, and they are educating and engaging the public in environmental work. Also available on Spotify, Audible, ListenNotes, RadioPublic.
Looking for a new farmers market? The Bay Foundation and Environmental Charter Middle School-Inglewood are furthering the Table to Farm Composting for Clean Air program to incorporate a community garden. Based out of Westchester, The Bay Foundation’s goal is to preserve the Santa Monica Bay and inland watershed. They began the project three years ago… Continue reading ECMS-Inglewood and The Bay Foundation’s Table to Farm Composting Program
Bordered by Gardena Boulevard and nestled between apartment buildings in a converted church in a gritty section of Gardena, a wild tomato seedling has sprouted from a corner of the compost heap at Environmental Charter Middle School, showing hope for the future. Students Giovani Benitez and Kevin Luna just welcomed a wheelbarrow of food waste… Continue reading Back to School: Kids at the Environmental Charter Schools in South L.A. Are Taking Climate Change into their Own Hands
Learn more about why composting makes a difference and how Table to Farm works. (In English and Spanish)
If you live in or enjoy the beach cities in the Los Angeles area, making those beautiful ocean waters clean and safe is likely a priority. The Bay Foundation’s Clean Bay Restaurant Certification Program aims to keep it that way. The program recognizes restaurants in cities including Malibu, Santa Monica, Culver City, Inglewood, Manhattan Beach,… Continue reading Clean Bay Certified Restaurants
Food that decomposes in a landfill releases methane, a greenhouse gas 86 times more potent than carbon dioxide. By composting locally, we reduce transportation associated with hauling waste to faraway processing facilities, which lowers smog-forming air pollutants and carbon dioxide emissions. Simultaneously, the application of compost builds healthy soils, increases water retention, and enhances soil… Continue reading Table to Farm