Gardening got glam at the Environmental Media Association’s 3rd Annual School Garden Luncheon on Wednesday. On-hand to promote the urban garden at Carson High School were stars such as Shameless’ Amy Smart, Lance Bass, Entourage alum Constance Zimmer, Mrs. Eastwood & Company’s Francesca Eastwood and Once Upon a Time’s Ginnifer Goodwin. She happily posed for pictures with a group of kids who addressed her as Snow White.
“I had an idea for our young Hollywood board to help create edible gardens in schools,” said EMA president Debbie Levin, “and now we have placed them in 16 schools over the past three years.”
The L.A. area schools are often underserved and lined with only concrete and asphalt. Creating the outdoor spaces teaches the students about sustainable living while bringing a green oasis onto the urban grounds.
The garden, which was built with financial aid from the organization and on-site assistance from celebrity mentors, provides food for the local school kids to take home as well as an outdoor area for art and music classes.
Guests dined on delights from Border Grill and beverages infused with herbs grown at Carson High School, while peacocks and chickens roamed the grounds (Smart and Goodwin took turns holding the friendly fowl).
“It’s just so great to see this place come together,” noted Smart. “It’s amazing to see it in full bloom.”