Seeds of Carver
Program and Initiatives 

Bioremediation

A solution for pollution and environmental toxins.

The goal of this program is to develop and mentor youth “community scientist” who will apply a technique known as bioremediation to degrade toxins found in the soil in the local neighborhoods of South Los Angeles and Watts.  These areas known as “toxic hot spots” within our neighborhoods have a higher level of heavy metals, PAH Polycyclic aromic hydrocarbons, and  PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls) at levels higher than the EPA recommended limits. We will use compost and drought resistant plants from the Seeds of Carver Community Garden to distribute a consortium of microbes and plants known to degrades toxins found throughout South Los Angeles neighborhoods and playgrounds.

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Children's Gardening Program

Children with a green thumb

Children’s Gardening program
In collaboration with Saving the West

We piloted at 5-week children’s gardening program with the non-profit organization “Saving the West”.  The children in our program learned how to germinate seed, tend to the garden, and harvest produce.  This program not only taught children about gardening but it also provided a safe outdoor play space.

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From the farm to the market

Food access and food sovereignty

Making a way for food sovereignty.

The urban farm to farmer’s market program is to develop, coordinate, and expand organic food access to low-income marginalized communities.  Our goal is to increase food access and to promote food sovereignty buy using regionally grown agriculture products.  This will also decrease the dependence on corporate supermarkets that does not have our communities’ best interest in mind.  In our program, we intend to work and mentor adolescence between the ages of 13-17 years of age to teach them about agrobusiness. 

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