Posts by Seema Sundaresh

Vine St Gardeners

This month Vine St students worked hard on creating a good environment to cultivate and grow new plants. We learned about what we can compost and where we can put our food scraps to make healthy organic matter to add to our beds. We learned about water conservation and spread hay over our beds to…

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Sherlock Gardner Detectives

This month at Gardner Elementary, we talked about the importance of composting and reducing our waste in the world and built a compost pile when they can easily be taken to create new things, new life. We learned about what native plants means and talked about the benefits and deficits of growing non-native plants in…

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Harvesting Embryos at Arroyo Seco

There was an abundance of fruit and now there’s an abundance of seeds to harvest at Arroyo Seco! Seeds can travel in multitudes of ways and we’re pretty certain that some birds or squirrels will be eating and defecating some of these seeds to start a garden in another place. But we were able to…

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Experiments and Presentations at Gardner

Students at Gardner put in great work in their experiments, observations, and presentations this month! The 5th graders made presentations on their ¬†nature boards with a map of the garden and fun facts about the animals and plants found in the garden. The 4th graders observed, learned, and made presentations on plants they were unfamiliar…

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TIOH Starting Fresh

TIOH 1st grade students kicked off their garden classes learning how many plants are seasonal and we saw firsthand, that plants will die without water. We removed all plants that were dead or out of season and harvested some onions that were ready to come out to make room for new fall/winter plants. The 5th…

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Planting Season at Vine

Vine St. Elementary School’s garden was ready for new babies to be planted this month. Our Pre-K friends learned about the two planting season and started fall/winter plant seedlings including beets, carrots, spinach, and cauliflower. They are so responsible and come to the garden and water their own seedlings. Our other friends learned about companion…

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High Productivity & Abundance

Arroyo Seco’s garden is blooming and offering so much sweetness. The garden had a highly productive and happy summer and is giving so much love in return. We harvested lots of squash, tomatoes, eggplants, basil, Christmas lima beans and so much more! There was plenty for us and for school staff, as well as our…

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Vine Students’ Metamorphosis

Students transformed into plants and insects!? Is this Vine St Elementary or Hogwarts!? This month students learned that aphids move around by hoping and ladybugs move slowly and methodically. They also learned that ladybugs help the garden by eating aphids that hinder a garden from thriving. They also learned the different parts of a plants…

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Gardner Scientists and Curators

This month,¬†Gardner Elementary students had a busy month as scientists and curators! The fourth grade students at Gardner Street Elementary examined the health of the soil in the garden. They first felt the soil with their hands, wrote about what the soil felt like and made hypotheses on how much sand, silt, and clay was…

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