Today, Luther Burbank students created bouquets in anticipation of Mother’s Day. They carefully selected a handful of grasses and flowering plants. In some Latin American countries, for instance El Salvador, Mexico, and Guatemala, Mother’s Day is celebrated on Thursday, May 10 and will be observed by many students in the garden classes. In the United States, Mother’s Day is observed on Sunday, May 13. Whether students observe one or two Mother’s Day celebrations, they are able to present their mothers (or another relative, friend, etc) something beautifully handmade. Students have the option to dry the plants upside down in a dry cool place until the holiday or place the arrangement in water .
Additionally, classes continued to create garden inspired haikus. They wrote about a wide range of topics from pink roses to lime trees. Students shared their poetry with their classmates using their large outdoor garden voice.
In the kitchen, students made carrot salad wraps. They grated carrots, crushed garlic, sliced radishes, and added a dash of raisins, olive oil, cilantro, cumin, and paprika. The salad was then wrapped in a leafy green from the garden, including cabbage, chard, and bok choy.
We also had a new class stop by the garden for the first time. In addition to the fun filled activities, they toured the space taking in its new sights, sounds, smells, and taste.