There is a new edible garden at Melrose Elementary Magnet School for Math, Science, and Technology. Not only that, but the garden and school have been “adopted” by well-known chef Andrea Cavaliere of Cecconi’s West Hollywood (which is located at Melrose and Robertson).
According to The Huffington Post, “Cavaliere credits his decision to get involved to his inspiring visit with Michelle Obama at the White House. ‘I went to Washington, and afterwards I knew I definitely wanted to adopt a school.’ Besides sponsoring a salad bar and giving courses on nutrition and cooking, Cavaliere plans to go a step further than Obama’s program by sourcing his restaurant’s herbs from Melrose Elementary, making the garden self-sustaining.”
To see the article and photos on The Huffington Post, click here.
Melrose Elementary Magnet is really on a roll. Just last month, the school announced that its student test scores went up more than any other elementary school in California this year.