Less Talk, More Action: Call for Volunteers to Clean Up Beautiful Barnsdall Art Park in Los Angeles
Tomas O'Grady's nonprofit "green" organization, EnrichLA, seeks volunteers to clean up trash and for tagging at beautiful, historic Barnsdall Art Park located in the heart of Los Angeles (on the border of Los Feliz and East Hollywood neighborhoods) on Sat., Aug. 23 from 9am-3pm with lunch break.
Date: Sat., Aug. 23, 2014
Time: 9am – 3pm
Place: 4800 Hollywood Blvd, L.A., CA 90027 (1 block west of Vermont Ave. )
Contact Email: tomasogrady at enrichla.org
Sign Up: http://enrichla.org/volunteer or just show up.
Tomas O’Grady’s non-profit EnrichLA is helming a volunteer effort to clean up the jewel in the crown of Los Feliz/East Hollywood: Barnsdall Art Park. The grounds and buildings have recently been sites for trash and tagging. This beautiful public park is located on scenic Olive Hill, and home to Frank Lloyd Wright and R.M. Schindler architecture (Hollyhock House); L.A. Municipal Art Gallery; Barnsdall Arts Center and Barnsdall Theater. It also offers a lovely green space with dazzling views for the public to enjoy.
"At EnrichLA we are always striving to build a healthier and greener Los Angeles,” said O’Grady who originally hails from the Emerald Isle of Ireland. “Barnsdall is in desperate need of some love and care. With help from our enthusiastic volunteers, we can restore Barnsdall Art Park to its former beauty and glory." EnrichLA, whose motto is “A garden in every school,” has been teaching Los Angeles students how to grow edible gardens.
Volunteer Mamie Green said what drew her to EnrichLA was “Tomas O'Grady's enthusiasm and can-do attitude to change the depressed state of public schools and give children sources of joy.”
O’Grady believes the students’ edible gardens have proven that providing green spaces for students can repair and rebuild schools and communities. “Children need open, green spaces. A simple yet crucial next step is cleaning up our city's historical sites,” said this sincere activist whose organization is involved in various endeavors to preserve and add to the natural beauty of Los Angeles.
EnrichLA offers numerous cleanup activities for volunteers throughout the year, as well as teaching L.A. students how to create vegetable gardens and value green spaces. To volunteer, check out http://enrichla.org/volunteer/. To learn more about Enrich L.A. whose motto is “A garden in every school,” please visit http://enrichla.org.