On November 7th, WYLD partnered with the Los Angeles Neighborhood Land Trust (LANLT) to take students from Fremont High School's Garden Apprenticeship Program out to the Angeles Mountains for a day hike on the Gabrieleno Trail.
Fremont High's Garden Apprenticeship Program (GAP) is an after school program that trains and engages students around the basic concepts and practices of urban gardening, nutrition, and environmental stewardship. Throughout the hike, students witnessed the larger environmental processes and systems learned in the garden at work!
We divided into two groups; one that wanted a more physically rigorous hiking experience, and another wanting to focus more in-depth on the local flora and fauna of the area. Throughout the day, we paused our explorations for team-building activities, moments of reflection and lessons on topography and the properties of native vegetation.