Field reports from

Cover Crops

April’s bounty

Lots goes down week after week, particularly in our special needs classes. Sometimes everyone can be highly productive and other times no ones in the mood for anything! But what tells me that im getting through and that its both relevant and important, is when I meet some of these children in other areas of…

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Spring has sprung

A few weeks back we put agriculture mustards seeds in ground At Whaley.  As you can see featured above that they are begin to pop up! We planted these mustards to help remedy the soil in the beds. Mustard greens add beneficial nitrogen into the soil and help detier unwanted pest. Ranger Chriatina

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Nitrogen rich fava and grains plus a growing compost pile

As spring exhibits its vigor, so do the children. Adding to and turning compost piles, observing rapid growth and understanding how the earth comes back to life after the winters rest are all exciting times on a Friday morning. The first artichoke buds have bloomed. The year portends an abundant harvest. Meanwhile we’ve planted both…

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Springs first blooms at Luther Burbank

Spring jumped the gun! our cover crops are still growing and our spring blooms are popping. Tiny narcissus bulbs have begun to show their faces even as the lush green fava and grains glow in winter/springs bright rays. We cant wait to smell the sweet smells of the flower and eat the first beans from…

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2015; a journey of explorations at Luther Burbank Middle School Garden

At Luther Burbank middle school we began with cardinal directions and why they matter in a garden, the importance of place and knowing the lay of your land, the basic components of soil, what helps improve its health, how to suppress weeds organically, recognizing seeds, bulbs and rhizhomes, bed prepping and sowing winter cover crops,…

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Cover Crops – Legumes and Grains

Our first winter cover crop beds got worked on last week at Luther Burbank Middle School. First order of the day was seeing touching tasting smelling the seeds, why they were necessary for planing for winter, and what purpose and function a cover crop provides. We pulled out weeds, recognizing the nasty ones that got…

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