Congratulations Temi, you're college bound, WOW!

That's Temi on the left. With the rabbit ears. This was a long Saturday with the first class of CULTIVARS working on a backyard garden for our neighbors over at WECAN,  one of our community partners. 10643166_702502429836997_262648841_n

You'll see all these kids at the GROW event on May 2nd.

  They all took a field trip up the coast to see McGrath Farms. They talked about dirt, organics and how (and what) Farmer Phil grows!

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Here Temi again, celebrating some organic parkway corn at ANOTHER site, in between cramming for the SAT's.

10452336_660124207408153_4525100654224092635_n And this is how his garden is growing:

Temi has been admitted to the Freshman Class for UnIversity of Irvine, Davis, and also Pitzer College for Agriculture.

He wrote his personal essay on RootDownLA, here's an excerpt:

"Many more children than I thought, were interested in growing food. Often times, we had kids come volunteer with the maintenance team. They wanted to know why we did everything we did, from mulching to composting. I, for one, was truly amazed. My heart filled with joy as questions from the little curious children flowed on me. Not many children nowadays want to get involved in such a thing as gardening. These little kids were thrilled to dig in some dirt and plant. It was great to see children who would rather do this than stay inside and watch television. Participating in this program was very rewarding to me because I loved to see the faces of my clients when I walked up to their doorsteps to deliver their homegrown produce to them. I believe that it is a great accomplishment to give back to my community, especially through organic food."

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Congratulations Temiloluwa Salako, You have inspired all of us.

Next up, Karen and Ana, "Two Moms on a Mission".

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