Exploring Healthy Food in South LA

UUSM visiting CSU Community Wellness Center

The Green Living Committee and children in the Religious Exploration program took an August 18 field trip to the Paul Robeson Community Wellness Center in South LA. The group of 13 adults and five children explored the brightly painted building, which includes a produce market, catering kitchen, and community center. Offices for Community Services Unlimited and From the Ground Up (their youth internship program) are also located here. We also toured the Veggie Bus, a school bus which now houses a classroom and seed library. UUSM volunteers helped recycle the bus a few years ago. Kids and adults enjoyed helping to harvest fragrant fennel seeds for the Seed Library and Market. We then enjoyed an excellent lunch of Beyond Organic food from CSU’s Expo Park Urban Farm, which included portobello mushroom burgers, quinoa salad, hummus, almond cookies, and strawberry watermelon lemonade. This was a great chance to learn about the history of CSU, their work on healthy food and wellness, and their outreach and internship programs.

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