Planting Summer Seeds @ Montemalaga

Planting Summer Seeds @ Montemalaga

Yesterday at Montemalaga the Kinders and Pre-Kinders learned all about seeds. What is a seed, how does it grow into a new plant, what does a seed need to grow and also how to plant a seed.

We had a blast planting bush beans, peas, corn and sunflower seeds!

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We then watered where we planted our seeds! One thing is for sure, kids loooove to water plants!

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Some beautiful Shirley poppies have finally bloomed in the garden. They are so gorgeous and attract many pollinators, like the bees seen here!

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Happy Spring!

~ Lily

Playing with our Food at Glassell Park Elementary

Playing with our Food at Glassell Park Elementary

Glassell Park students learned all about butterflies and caterpillars with the help of a book titled A Butterfly Is Patient. We discussed that butterflies help plants reproduce by pollinating flowers, which then allows the plants to make seeds. We were inspired by this book to draw our own beautiful butterflies. We discussed that caterpillars transform into…Continue Reading

Summer Seedlings at Lexington Ave. Primary

Summer Seedlings at Lexington Ave. Primary

Lexington’s students learned how to transplant seedlings this week! A few weeks ago, our 1st graders planted cantaloupe seeds. Now the seeds have grown large and healthy enough to be moved into the garden. We discussed that cantaloupes are a type of melon, and students shared and described their favorite fruits. This student has successfully…Continue Reading

Thriving Glenfeliz Farm!

Thriving Glenfeliz Farm!

Since its creation last October, the Glenfeliz Farm has been thriving! It’s hard to believe that a lot of this space was once asphalt, but it is now covered by beds that are home to a variety of fruits, vegetables, herbs and flowers. The Farm has been growing quickly and students are truly enjoying having this…Continue Reading

The Toluca Lake garden prospers with students’ help

The Toluca Lake garden prospers with students’  help

Today at Toluca Lake Elementary, students enjoyed planting strawberry and pepper seedlings in the garden beds. Students were sure to plant their seedlings next to the drip irrigation pipes so that the plants receive all the water they need.     Tomatoes can already be found growing on the tomato plants that the students planted earlier in the year.…Continue Reading

Tea Bundles at Cabrillo

Tea Bundles at Cabrillo

Using the plants we grow in our wonderful school gardens for more then just food. It has been such a pleasure to teach the students of all the different uses of the plants in the garden. You can eat the plants but did you know that you can also make then into tea? We have…Continue Reading

Juan Cabrillo Elementary – California poppies in bloom – May 18, 2015

Juan Cabrillo Elementary – California poppies in bloom – May 18, 2015

Dee G visit – Juan Cabrillo Elementary School – Hawthorne, CA – May 18, 2015. A beautiful sunny day in Southern CA. The perfect day to visit gardens. 9 above-ground planter boxes filled with a variety of flowering plants and vegetables…and cute scarecrows too. beautiful flowering California poppies: above-ground compost bins. There are 2 at…Continue Reading