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Palms Garden

The Palms Garden, located on the north side of the sixth grade bungalows, was planted by Palms students, Palms parents, and community volunteers from the Motor Avenue Improvement Association.

The garden lets students learn how fresh food grows, how it tastes, and how to tend a garden from seed to harvest. We also call it our Learning Garden.

Take a peek at the garden the next time you are on campus. You can also see it from the sidewalk on Glendon Avenue.


Students learn that composting is a simple way to add nutrients to soil. We compost our leftover pumpkins after Pumpkin Day activities!

Where do Kale and Romaine Lettuce Come From?

A salad made from the greens in the Palms Garden!

Salad from the Sixth Grade Garden

Dr. George McKenna, LAUSD District 1 Board Member, visited our garden in January 2015. See if you can spot him in the slideshow above!

Palms Garden Refurbishing Projects

In 2017-2018, the Palms Middle School administrators and Friends of Palms worked with the Motor Avenue Improvement Association to plan a renovation of the Palms Garden.

In Fall 2022 we received another grant to improve the Palms Garden.