Food From the 'Hood
Crenshaw High School
5010 Eleventh ave
Los Angeles, CA (zip?)
Came about as the brainstorm of biology instructor Tammy Bird after the
riots. There were no grocery stores in the area and she wanted to do
something to get food to her students.
She and her students started an on-campus garden. Melinda McMullin an LA
advertising exec volunteered to help and has, I hear, been doing that
virtually full-time since.
They got a $50,000 grant from the Rebuild LA committee to start up a bottling
line for salad dressing. The kids grow the herbs, bottle and sell the
I believe there was an article on them in Newsweek last spring. Proceeds go
back to the students in the form of scholarship funds.