Fresh Pesto At United Children’s Learning Academy

Fresh Pesto At United Children’s Learning Academy

Today was the last class before the students of United Children’s Learning Academy went on their Winter Break. Our little chefs helped make fresh pesto! We picked lots of bright green basil blended it with pine nuts, parmesan cheese, and olive oil and made delicious pesto!

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Due to the rain and sunshine, the garden is thriving! Each week new plants are sprouting up and other plants are producing lots of harvest. Here is a picture of different varieties of lettuces that we planted only weeks ago!  image (6)

This is our way at EnrichLA of saying thank you to the amazing teachers and faculty at United Children’s Learning Academy. We will miss you all, see you in 2015!!!

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Two Garden Rangers show off their homemade pesto!

Composting with the FBI at Foster

Composting with the FBI at Foster

Last week Garden Intern Hope taught us all about the composting process! We learned what makes a healthy compost pile, what can and cannot be put into a compost pile, as well as the different organisms that help to decompose the organic matter (Fungus, Bacteria and Invertebrates). Now that we have a compost tumbler toContinue Reading

Valley View Elementary Garden Skills

Valley View Elementary Garden Skills

      It is time to let our squash go, and put in some beautiful mustard greens… Every grade here participates, even our kindergarten.       Here are seedlings  just waiting to take over, aren’t they beautiful?   This bed was converted to a winter garden just 5 weeks ago, when we pulledContinue Reading

Rainy day at West Vernon Elementary

Rainy day at West Vernon Elementary

When you can’t bring classes to the garden, we bring the garden to the classes! All of their little hands were eagerly harvesting basil seeds on this rainy day (: We learned about the parts of the plant and discussed our favorite plants to eat. Playing “guess that plant” was a hilarious, silly, and educational experience today.Continue Reading

Water Cycle at Utah Street Elementary

Water Cycle at Utah Street Elementary

On a rainy day outside, we stayed dry indoors and learned about the water cycle. We made a rainstorm in a jar with the help of some shaving cream, food coloring, and water! Students watched this experiment closely and wrote down their observations. Afterwards, we discussed how our experiment related to the water cycle. SuperContinue Reading

Melrose Elementary Says Thank You for the Tumbler, Tomas

Melrose Elementary Says Thank You for the Tumbler, Tomas

We Received a new compost bin, let’s get to work…  

Systems thinking at Hollenbeck

Systems thinking at Hollenbeck

At Hollenbeck Middle School, we have been hard at work approaching a concept known as “systems thinking”. Thinking about the environments that we are a part of, we have spent a few weeks thinking about ecosystem interactions.   As a part of this week’s activity, cards were printed out to represented different biotic (ie. animals,Continue Reading

Compost Relay at Lexington

Compost Relay at Lexington

The students at Lexington Primary learned all about compost! We talked about which kinds of food and paper waste are good for our garden’s worm bin and which are not. Students even got a chance to meet our worm friends to say hello. We enjoyed a really fun game of compost relay, too! For the compostContinue Reading

Los Feliz Elementary school gets a green winter!

Los Feliz Elementary school gets a green winter!

Checking in on our garden growth since our garden renovation at Los Feliz Elementary School. The soil is great and the vegetables are taking off! These wonderful greens will be harvested this week with students as the Fall school season comes to a close.

Melrose Elementary Deaf and Hard Hearing Class: Life Drawing

Melrose Elementary Deaf and Hard Hearing Class: Life Drawing

     

Picking Apples at TAS

Picking Apples at TAS

This week at TAS, the trees are teeming with ripe apples and everyone is excited to have some! We harvested a good tub full of apples, and were excited to share them with the school faculty and staff members.   The kindergarten classes came out first with their drawing notebooks, and the major theme forContinue Reading

Pinkberry Company Volunteers at Valley View Elementary

Pinkberry Company Volunteers at Valley View Elementary

Pinkberry Company helps out at Valley View Elementary School to beautify the school. Volunteers painted a new color onto Valley View’s walls and our garden team helped fix a few plumbing bugs at the garden!