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Build & Grow United: A bike and garden collaboration with Boys & Girls Club of San Francisco

In Spring 2013, students from the Life Learning Academy High School collaborated with youth at the Boys & Girls Club of San Francisco’s Treasure Island Clubhouse to teach them organic gardening and bicycle repair, and to deepen the school’s connection with its Treasure Island neighbors.
Life Learning Academy (LLA) garden students helped the Boys & Girls Club members understand organic gardening, rebuilt their irrigation system, and replanted garden beds at the B&GC clubhouse. LLA Bicycle Mechanics Interns tuned up B&GC bikes and returned them to the club for future use. By applying their learning and sharing what they know, LLA students built relationships and strengthened connections between learning and doing.