School Tour


This Thursday, 11/19, 9:15am

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Holiday Trees at Cheremoya!


We are super excited to be selling Holiday Trees for this year’s fundraiser. Not only do 100% of the proceeds go to our Gardening Program, but they are grown on a small family run farm in Oregon that is also a member of a Coalition of Environmentally Conscious Growers. “Santa and Sons” was one of the first farms to be established with a SERF certification, which includes growing and dealing with pests, water tables, soil, wildlife, and health and safety of employees on the farm.

The trees are fresh-cut and shipped straight to Cheremoya on December 12th for maximum freshness. You can order sizes from 4′-5′ to 7-8′ tall! On the day of pick-up we will have plenty of fun activities! We look forward to seeing you.

Go to our Trees page to order your tree.

Wildlands Big Update

Huge update! New plans to share! New video!

Cheremoya parent and friend of the Cheremoya Foundation, RJ Robinson, helped me get a video going specifically for Wildlands fundraising. I’m not usually the one in front doing the talking, so this was a big leap for me. I’m shy. It’s true. RJ really helped me focus my passion around this project and hopefully this comes across to new supporters. Please share the video and any information I post here to like-minded folks who can help get the Wildlands built.

New Plans! I received the beautiful new plans from Ryan, the architect. Best news! The area is even larger than we originally had drawn out. The new plans reflect those dimensions and some additional details. The black top at the school has been sprayed painted to outline the demolition lines, making it even MORE of a reality.

I also have the planting list now. Take a look at the beautiful things we will be planting. The plant palette is 100% Southern California or Channel Island native plants… low water use, and all selected for bird, or bug habitat value. We have sages, poppies, oaks, ceanothus, toyons, currant berry, milkweed, wildflowers, and much much more! I can already hear the birds in the trees and see butterflies on the poppies! I’m so excited and want to get started NOW!

So now we wait for summer break to start. Once we get into the summer schedule and the school is empty, LAUSD will be able to get started on removing the black top. If we keep up this momentum, it should be in a month or so. With that in mind, please spread the word to your friends about the Cheremoya Wildlands. Any support is appreciated and will go right into this project this summer.

You can donate here on this page or use PAYPAL or send a check right to the Cheremoya Foundation (note WILDLANDS in the memo).

Thanks to all those who are already on board. I look forwarding to seeing you onsite when we break ground!