A new Wellness Center and Community Garden are coming to South LA, thanks to a joint venture between the Los Angeles Unified School District, the Los Angeles Neighborhood Land Trust, and UMMA, the University Muslim Medical Association Community Clinic.

At a recent groundbreaking ceremony in Los Angeles, partners--including the high school's principal and a student--announced that the comprehensive Wellness Center and healing garden will be built on a 1.5 acre parcel on the Fremont High School Campus to serve both students and the surrounding community. In addition to providing accessible, high quality health care to community residents, the site--the result of a joint use agreement with LAUSD--will also provide fresh produce; an experiential site for the school's forthcoming agricultural medicine curriculum; and much-needed open space for community members to convene, access healthy food, and be active. In addition to the garden, there will be a greenhouse, picnic tables, raised beds, walking paths and an orchard. Click here to learn more.