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Monday, April 21, 2014

New Look

We're Getting a Face Lift!

Painted Lath House
With the help of the men from Beacon House, the appearance as you walk into the center has changed dramatically.  If you haven't been to the center lately, The barn, green house, front fence, and rooster cages have been repaired, painted, and made to look amazing.

Prepping for Paint
Adding the Trim
Beacon House was awarded a grant from the Harbor Community Benefit Foundation to help us improve and beautify the Christensen Science Center. The grant allows Beacon House the opportunity to improve our "curb appeal" by providing the funds to purchase materials and supplies to make repairs at the center for the students of the Los Angeles Unified School District and the community.

Building new rooster cages

The men from Beacon House have been impressive.  They have participated in the monthly clean up days, built and installed 16 new garden boxes, repaired and prepped structures for painting, and built and updated cages for many of our hens and roosters.

And the work they do is gorgeous!

Completed Rooster Cages
And more changes are on the way.  The albino squirrel is getting a new home and many more improvements are being made to the big chicken pen and the pony shelter.

Come on in and see the changes

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Another Successful Community Day!

Many thanks for Saturday's Success 

The volunteers and community rocked last Saturday!  With the help from so many people, we were able to continue cleaning up the front area, weed and tend the roses, weed the vegetable garden, and so much more. The Banneker/Doyle plot is moving forward and the MOM's club continues to be a great partner for the Science Center. Local High Schools were a huge help weeding the vegetable gardens, cleaning the animal  pens, tending the roses, and clearing the Banneker/Doyle plot.  And as always, Beacon House is an amazing work force.

Thanks to the everyone who participated and showed your support in improving the Christensen Science Center!

With each completed project we are getting closer to becoming a sustainable demonstration garden for the students of the Los Angeles Unified School District and the community.