Project Description

On Earth Day, April 22nd, Daily Acts partnered with Charles Street Village, a Burbank Housing affordable housing senior residency, to support their efforts to grow food on site by converting a 650 square foot lawn into a water-wise edible habitat garden. Promoted as a Community Resilience Challenge event, it also embodied the intended spirit of the Board of Supervisors “Year of the Senior” campaign for 2017, focused on healthy aging and resiliency. The workday consisted of two main activities: 1) rehabilitation of raised beds to allow for seasonal edible growing; and 2) conversion of under-utilized lawn into additional edible garden space. This event provided a great springboard for the over-arching goal at Charles Street Village, to expand programming to include healthy cooking classes for residents in the on-site commercial kitchen.