Boy, the kids love the garden! Today during their recess time, the students poured into the garden and worked/played with a big pile of beautiful oak mulch delivered for free to the garden by J&T Tree Co. The kids were pure physical activity as they mounted the pile, shoveled mulch into wheelbarrows and distributed the mulch through the garden paths. Ah, did I mention that the slightly acidic oak mulch is really great for our very alkaline southern California soils?
We also experimented with using a pot filled with water (olla) to slowly water, though the small holes at the bottom of the pot, the tree planted inside the red bag donated by Project Food LA. We also mulched the tree base to help preserve soil humidity.