The Cheremoya Foundation’s Annual Giving campaign kicks off tomorrow at Back to School Night.

Annual Giving is Cheremoya’s biggest fundraising campaign of the year and helps pay for Art, Music, PE, Garden Ranger, technology, teacher technology training, improvements to the school’s buildings and more.

Please give generously. Thanks for your support!


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!




Cheremoya Wildlands

Here is an example of the incredible changes and improvements happening at Cheremoya! THIS IS INCREDIBLE! If you don’t already know, the bungalow along the Beachwood side of the school is coming out. All utilities have been disconnected and everything has been moved out. In a few weeks that bungalow will be GONE! In its place we are going to build the Cheremoya Wildlands with the help and inspiration of EnrichLA and Sodder Studio. This is absolutely amazing for our kids and the school.

Please make your donation to the Cheremoya Foundation today so that we can support this project all the way to completion! We will get much of the labor donated but we will need to cover plants and materials.


Cheremoya Wildlands


Download Plans here —>   CheremoyaConcept