Los Angeles

News from the LA Sprouts Program

The L.A. Sprouts after-school program at the Milagro Allegro Community Garden is in full swing. Reports thus far are that the 4th- and 5th-grade students from the Loreto Elementary School are quite the team of enthusiastic young gardeners and cooks!

To improve the quality of their lessons, the Milagro Allegro Community Garden is using a pair of mobile kitchen islands designed by Gideon Kleinman of Art Center’s College of Design in Pasadena. The islands serve as both storage and workspaces, and in tandem with the garden’s grill allow instructors to expand the variety of meals prepared. For more information about Gideon’s contribution, please see the announcement on the Milagro Allegro website.

We’re also delighted that through a partnership program with Slow Food USA, several sets of cookware and utensils for the program have been provided by Anolon. Anolon’s “Creating a Delicious Future” program benefits many nonprofits and educational organizations through donations of its cookware, utensils, tools, and other kitchen supplies. For L.A. Sprouts, Anolon’s assistance has meant that every student can participate in hands-on lessons, in this and future sessions of the program.