Ramona Elementary boasts a beautiful, thriving garden

Ramona Elementary boasts a beautiful, thriving garden

It is impossible for the colors that make up the Ramona Elementary School garden, from the rich, dark brown soil to the bright green cilantro leaves to go unnoticed. This vibrance is playfully mirrored by the fun, cartoonish wardrobe of the the garden’s scarecrows that greet you with a smile as you walk through. It doesn’t take a trained eye to know at…Continue Reading

The vast collection of plants that populate the West Vernon Elementary garden is astounding

The vast collection of plants that populate the West Vernon Elementary garden is astounding

Today I visited West Vernon Elementary to make sure everything was running properly with the garden, a green sanctuary attracting birds and bees amidst an area of Los Angeles primarily made up of brick and concrete. The vine-engulfed archway leading into the garden, along with colorful hand painted signs identifying each of the plants transform the…Continue Reading

Bryson Abundance!

Bryson Abundance!

Taking the final Friday of the school year, no kids on campus, just me and the teachers wrapping things up, I do my final check up on the garden. There is tons to harvest: kale, chives, broccoli, oregano, mint, lemon verbena, sage, dill, cauliflower, sunflowers, artichokes and stevia. Some new squashes and tomatoes will be…Continue Reading

Easels for all our gardens!

Easels for all our gardens!

Next week we will be building over 100 of these beautiful easels for our school gardens! These can be used as a wonderful place for messages, recipes, lists, drawings etc. We are hoping that each school gets at least two of these and we can’t wait to see how they are put to use.Continue Reading