Dozens of school staff, students, parents and community partners turned out October 25, 2016 for the dedication of the new all-native garden. The garden honors Senator Carol Liu (SD-25), a champion for children and the environment.
Principal Patrizia Pucci with Pinewood Elementary Student Leaders
Board member Radliff thanks Senator Liu for her years of service and dedication to California’s children.
A tile identifying a Pomegranate tree, the native tree of Armenia, that commemorates the Armenian genocide.
Principal Patrizia Pucci and Pinewood Elementary mothers present for the rededication of the garden’s Pomegranate tree.
The Pomegranate tree now located in an orchard alongside Fuji apple and Clementine trees has special significance to the community.
LAUSD Board Member Radliff with Senator Liu and a Pomegranate tree commemorating the Armenian genocide.
Board member Radliff, Senator Liu, garden sponsor Maria Mehranian, and LA’s BEST’s Edith Ballesteros
Senator Carol Liu
Shaded seating within the native garden invites students to rest in the shade.
Young carex pansa and white sage are marked with ceramic tiles by Rachel Murphy.
A bird bath supports wildlife drawn to the garden.
Garden signage highlights native plants.
The project team and sponsors join Senator Liu in the shaded native garden.
Photos provided by Samuel Gilstrap, LAUSD, and Vickere Murphy, Senator Liu’s GREEN21 Project.