Campus Garden Love

The portable school garden would help out the homeless students in our campus at East Bakersfield High School.

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  • Education
  • Environment

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Eligibility: Date of Birth

October 30th, 2002

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(661) 378-3784 3030 lake St. California: Bakersfield ( 93306 )

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Date You Started Your Project Started


Project Stage: Select the description below that best applies to your approach.

  • Idea (hoping to get started in the future)

1. The Problem: What problem are you helping to solve?

The problem we are helping to solve is students not able to have food once they get out of school, the fruits and vegetables we grow would be donated to the students that we know that are struggling with that problem.

2. Your Solution: How are you planning to solve this problem? Share your specific approach.

We hoping to solve this problem by keeping the garden all year round. This is why we want it to be portable so It could move it around when it gets to cold or hot. By doing this it would alway the fruits and vegetables to grow well and we would be able to donate every fruit and vegetable to the students in need. We also have a teacher on our campus that is able to build the garden.

3. Personal Journey: What’s the story behind why you decided to start this project?

I want to be able to help out with homeless students in our campus because it’s sad to see my own classmates struggle with even thinking what they would be able to eat once they are out of school. I was think about my being in there position and think about how much I would really appreciate if my school would give me food if I had nothing. Me always think about being in their position is what keeps me motivated to keep accomplis this for them.

5. Example: Please walk us through a specific example of what happens when a person or group gets involved with your project.

If more people want to get involved with this project it would be amazing because they would be able to help out with taking care of the garden we would be able to do rotations on who cleans it and cares for with the more students we get.

6. The X Factor: What is different about your project compared to other programs or solutions already out there?

What makes this idea different from other is that it’ll connect our community and help students understand other students situation in our community.

7. Impact: How has your project made a difference so far?

Our project has made a difference so far by getting the students of the special education departments excited on learning new things and helping students on the campus to looking forward to a stress reliever.

8. What’s Next: What are your ideas for taking your project to the next level?

We would want to start off with be able to build the portable school garden at my school and be able to donate everything we grow

9. Which of the following types of expertise would be most useful for you?

  • Project Plan & Strategy

10. Finances: If applicable, have you mobilized any of the following resources so far?

  • Sales
  • Mentors/advisors

Help Us Support Diversity! Part 1 [optional] Which of the following categories do you identify with?

  • Hispanic, Latino/a, or Spanish origin (for example: Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuba, Salvadoran, Dominican, Colombian) (7)

Help Us Support Diversity! Part 2 [optional] Do you identify as part of any of the following underrepresented communities?

  • Communities of color
  • Low-income community

How did you hear about this challenge?

  • T-Mobile page or contact


Join the conversation:

Photo of Amber Olmos

Paola, you are amazing and you inspire me! Thank you for being so conscious about people's health and food intake while also being kind to our Mother Earth. Check out Ron Finley Project for more ideas of how to help your project flourish.

Photo of Michael McPhie

Way to share the love, Paola!

Photo of Avika Patel

Hi Paola! I really liked your idea and the goal to solve local problems. The best innovators and changemakers are those that see problems in their communities and step-up to make change; keep up the good work!