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Pollination

Transitioning Seasons and Identifying Insects at Micheltorena Elementary School

Micheltorena’s garden has gone through a lot of changes in two months. We had a full-on winter garden, where we grew herbs, celery, carrots and lettuce. Then we had so much water that some of our seeds didn’t sprout, it was a challenging time because we couldn’t get the seeds to germinate due to the…

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Thank you, Bees! | Foster

Today at Foster we learned about pollination —┬áthe process where pollinators such as bees, butterflies, hummingbirds and bats spread pollen from flower to flower. What is POLLEN, you ask? It is the yellow dust that is made by the STAMENS in the middle of the flower. (You may recognize it as what makes people sneeze…

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San Pedro Pollinators

Before the break students San Pedro Street Elementary took at look at a few bee’s in action in our basil blossoms and we began to talk about pollination. Bees have the reputation for their scary buzzin’ stingers, but they play a huge and very vital role in the life cycle of a plant. Bees, butterflies,…

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How seeds are made

Today at San Pedro Street we discussed the amazing process of Pollination. And our new friend San Beedro! He works hard bringing pollen from one flower to another through cross pollination. And also works with wind and other flying creatures to help pollinate so we can have fruit and seeds.. Students got to understand this…

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Taking over at Whaley Middle School

A couple of weeks ago I met, Alexys and the students over at Whaley Middle School in Compton. We got our conversation started off with very simple basic of just what we know about gardening, and how we should behave around plants. It was a way to assess what they already knew and open a…

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