Our Community Garden

Children aren’t the only things we grow at Hollywood Schoolhouse! Hollywood Schoolhouse and EnrichLA have teamed up to create a sustainable garden where teaching and growing go hand-in-hand. Beginning in Junior Kindergarten, our students take weekly field trips to the garden to learn about composting, gardening, and healthy eating. Students help host our weekly Farmers Market kiosk, where our bounty for the week is showcased and sold to members of our school community.

Our Garden Teacher, Gina Torrecilla

Gina is the parent of our very own beloved alumni Olivia (’18) and Gabriel (’22) de Castro! She has a Horticulture Certification with an Arborist Specialization from the UCLA Horticulture Program. She plans to continue her studies and become an ISA Certified Arborist. Gina has worked as a volunteer and intern at the Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Garden at UCLA as well as Tree People Los Angeles. In addition, Gina has a background in theatre, having worked as an associate producer and director. Gina has an MFA with a Communications Minor from San Diego State University.