Markham students were itching to get back into to the garden after spring break. We celebrated their return and the return of the warm season. We bid adieu to cool season corps which consist of plants’ vegetative growth ie. root, stem, and leaves. Warm seasons crops generally consist of fruits ie. tomatoes, eggplants, strawberries, beans, squash.
To welcome in the season of the fruits, students made Mexican fruit salad. They mixed strawberries, mango, and cucumber into a cup. Then, they added a splash of fresh lime and Tajin, a popular fruit and snack seasoning. It is a mix of chili powder, salt, and lime. ¡Que deliciosa! Students made themselves seconds and thirds.
Once refueled, students headed over to the garden to help our special guests, Enrich LA founder, Tomas O’Grady, and fellow garden steward, Bordeaux. They had students till the soil and clear weeds from three large plots in preparation for our warm season planting. Some students even had the work with a tiller machine, the latest addition at Enrich LA! The project will continue next week…Stay tuned.