Miss Marie, a UC Master Gardener, working with the kids, staff and parents at Marquez to help revive the garden program. Marie, the founder of Palisades Cares, and a former elementary school teacher, was involved as a parent volunteer with Friends of Marquez and the PTA when her two children attended Marquez. She believes in the importance of growing and eating organic food. As the founder of Palisades Cares her other projects include distribution of emergency information and kits in the community, networking with the community and local schools to create and enhance school gardens, and awareness of healthy eating. Our very talented Master Gardener also has an M.B.A. from the Anderson School at UCLA.