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  • Garden Mosaics projects promote science education while connecting young and old people as they work together in local gardens.
  • Hope Meadows is a planned inter-generational community containing foster and adoptive parents, children, and senior citizens
  • In August 2002, the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Board voted to ban soft drinks from all of the district’s schools


Garden Mosaics

As summer approaches, older school children (ages 10 to 18) who are too young to work or can’t find work face three months during which they lack the daily structure and stimulation that school provides. For kids whose parents can afford camp or summer program fees, this might not be such a problem. For kids from lower-income families, summertime can be one long stretch of keeping themselves entertained and out of trouble. Is there some low-cost way to provide these children with a rewarding, stimulating summer experience?

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