Posts by Gamon Sanchez

LFCSA Salad Days and Compost

It is salad time! Along with the bright green romaine leaves there is plenty of parsley, thyme, nasturtium leaves, and basil!  The 4th and 5th grade classes indulged in this tasty salad. Garden class allows the students a chance to eat something fresh. We discussed the benefits of composting in our garden and ways that we…

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LFCSA Learning about the Garden

The garden is a place for exploring, and for our 4th graders, a place to have conversations about what the garden means to “us”. The 4th graders at LFCSA love to express themselves through their actions and through the wonderful words they say. The next few weeks are going to be filled with individual growth…

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El Sereno Elementary Rainy Days and Good Eats

The kiddos were not too happy to hear they couldn’t experience the garden, but they knew the rain was soaking up the plants and providing a needed source of growth. The kinder-gardeners were excited to see I brought some fresh plants to them! We were able to try fresh sweet peas, mint, and tomatoes! There were…

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The Water Cycle

The kinder gardeners learned California’s seasons and the plants that grown during them. They were taught the key elements of the water cycle Evaporation Condensation Precipitation Infiltration We made a song so we will remember the components and used hand signs as well. We made a drawing of the water cycle and the children took…

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Wood Chips!

The kinder-gardeners at Los Feliz Charter School for the Arts know all about mulching! This past week, they were able to begin mulching their very own garden walkway with wood chips. This way, dirt will not be kicked up when walking around the garden, mud will not accumulate from rain, and weeds will no longer…

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The Herbs and Veggies of LFCSA

Having had a few rainy showers, the garden at Los Feliz Charter School for the Arts is growing wild and wonderful. Each class the children are counting the new leaves of mint and basil, and picking their favorites to take home. The cabbage is growing very well alongside the parsley, onions, and lettuce. We are…

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Art in the Garden

              The young gardeners at Los Feliz Charter School for the Arts are very creative when it comes to their art projects. We have all been wanting to see our garden beautifully decorated with artwork that represents what we have been learning and growing, so we had an art day inside. After brainstorming the components…

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Lettuce Eat!

       A couple of weeks ago, the kinder-  gardeners at Los Feliz Charter School for the Arts planted lettuce, spinach, and dill seeds. We have been waiting for them to sprout and become seedlings so we can place them in our beautiful, bountiful garden beds. Here they are! They need to get bigger…

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Creative Inclusion

Although bugs can seem a little scary at times, it is better we embrace and understand them. The kinder-gardeners at Los Feliz Charter School for the Arts are learning more about the garden environment and becoming comfortable working and playing beside the bugs. While exercising their gardening skills, students begin to incorporate the insects view…

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Mysterious Sprouting

Last garden class, the students were faced with a perplexing situation. A sprout had come up where no seeds had been planted! We discussed the ways seeds could travel.  The children learned how plants can grow without a gardener. Sometimes seeds are transported by wind, other times by animals. We discovered the seedling in question…

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Sensory Sensations in the Garden

The garden beds at Los Feliz Charter School for the Arts are full of variety. The colors and smells are a treat to the senses. Students learn to observe the delicacy of leaves and pinpoint each plant’s uniqueness in the garden. With wide eyes, the children of LFCSA explore the many different fruits, vegetables, flowers,…

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Lemon Balm Lemonade!

  The students at Los Feliz Charter School for the Arts have been enjoying all of the wonderful herbs growing in the garden. This week, the kinder-gardeners picked fresh lemon balm and took delight in a refreshing lemon balm lemonade! They loved how they could pick something fresh from the garden and add it to…

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