Today’s update is brought to you by Trinity’s garden stewards:
The first class went on a scavenger hunt. They were each given a laminated photo of a different plant and identified where it is growing in the garden. Then they labeled the plant with a popsicle stick. Our second class wasn’t able to attend today so we had a relaxed recess period with a few volunteers that helped us weed the scented garden. The third class learned about building compost. Ben and I learned 4th grade is probably the minimum for turning the compost because the younger kids aren’t quite big enough to reach shoveling into the bin. The special-ed class continued to spread the new mulch throughout the walkways.
Then we had a special guest! Leonardo, an EnrichLA co-founder and garden mentor, stopped by and taught us more about building healthy soil using layers of mulch and pockets of worm castings as opposed to tilling it in because that can disturb the beneficial organisms in the soil.
The lunch room staff collected compost material (baby carrots) and delivered it to the garden. We are really excited to incorporate the garden into regular school routines and expand greening campus initiatives.
Cheers to Spring!