Starting today at Einstein Charter School Extension, 75 volunteers from Kaiser Permanente consortium will be on hand at the school to build extensive gardens throughout the campus.
Kaiser Permanente, an integrated managed care consortium, is based in Oakland, California and serves care to over 9 million members across the United States.
“We are extremely excited and honored that Kaiser Permanente chose our school to help,” said Einstein Charter CEO Shawn Toranto. “We look forward to seeing our school beautified once the hard work is completed.”
The school invites everyone to see the volunteers’ hard work on the gardens this Friday, April 18 from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm. at Einstein Charter School Extension, 5316 Michoud Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70129 behind Sarah T. Reed High School.
Located in the Michoud area of New Orleans, the gardens will feature Louisiana iris plants to make Einstein Charter School Extension feel like home. The garden will also feature a reading area so that literacy growth can take place. Fruits and vegetables will be grown in the edible schoolyard to teach students healthy eating and many other valuable science lessons.
Along with the garden, the volunteers from Kaiser Permanente will help build an outdoor teaching kitchen and an outdoor stage at the school.
“The gardens will not only help enhance the appearance of our school but offer valuable learning stations to our students,” said Toranto.
Students will be able to see their new enhanced campus on Monday. Media and community members are also invited to visit the school on Monday and throughout the week to view the gardens.