Homeowners’ group spruces up Third Street School gardens

| August 3, 2012 | 0 Comments

FLOWER BEDS outside Third Street Elementary School look great, thanks to the Hancock Park Homeowners Association.

By Laura Eversz

Members of booster group Friends of Third gathering for a recent Monday morning meeting about school clean-up were pleasantly surprised to see that the corner beds of the campus at June and Third streets had been tidied up.

A quick investigation revealed that the Hancock Park Homeowners Assoc. was responsible, said Friends’ member Alysoun Higgins. “There are fairy godmothers out there helping our school… it was a wonderful surprise.”

The project included weed and trash removal, sprinkler repair, resetting of brick borders, applying gravel and evening out the soil to make it ready for mulch that will be donated by LAUSD, said HPHOA board member Joanne Medeiros.

The group also funded and coordinated the installation of a synthetic ivy system on a chain link fence surrounding Third Street’s playground. It is working with the L.A. Unified School District to insure proper irrigation in anticipation of an ongoing greening and beautification project .

“The school gardens were filled with trash that hadn’t been picked up in the past year, if not longer,” said Medeiros. “LAUSD just lost 500 of its maintenance workers in July, so moving forward the community has to step forward and contribute energies to school maintenance.”


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