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In The News: Pasadena Public-Private Partnership Harvests New School Garden in a ‘Food Desert’

nov-2016-garden-open ALTADENA, CA, Nov. 16, 2017 - A partnership between the Pasadena Unified School District and the Pasadena Community Gardens Conservancy celebrated the first harvest at their latest school garden, Altadena's Franklin Elementary School. The party included a ribbon-cutting ceremony with Mayor Terry Tornek and Patrick Conyers, Executive Director of the Pasadena Educational Foundation (PEF). "I want to extend my hand in friendship to the parents and students here today," said Beth Hansen, Chair

The Conservancy Awards $70,000 to PUSD for Educational Garden Projects Thanks to Donors’ Generous and Loyal Contributions

[portfolio_slideshow id=1552] Pasadena Community Gardens Conservancy awarded $70,000 in grants to the Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) to support school gardens to improve family health and nutrition, enhance science education, and help increase parental involvement in the schools. The funds, awarded via the Pasadena Educational Foundation, will be used to support two new school-based gardens, at Pasadena High School and Franklin Elementary School, and to create a new full-time consultancy position at PUSD for a certificate-holding Master Gardener to coordinate the district’s