Field reports from

10th Street Elementary School

The edible garden at Tenth Street Elementary School was completed in Winter 2015 with the help of USC Caruso Catholic Center volunteers. There are twelve raised beds with tomato cages, four picnic tables, and some in-ground planting spaces with trees.

All about soil at 10th street

Students at tenth street elementary had their soil lesson this week, learning about the three basic components that include sand, silt, and clay. Students were able to feel and see the differences between each component and complete a test of the soil in their own garden to see what they are working with. Students then…

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Seasonal Food – 10th Street

This week at 10th Street Elementary we learned about the climate of Los Angeles and what foods grown in what seasons. I started class asking the students “What season are we in now?” the answers varied by class, but the consistence was that the students didn’t know because we live in a weird climate where…

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Friends and Foes of the Garden – 10th Street

Today’s class we went over the Friends and Foes (bugs) in the garden. Class was really fun! The kids were really enthusiastic about learning about the different bugs, so for today’s class I had the students teach each other. Each student got a card and would stand up in front of the class and read…

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Let’s Talk Dirt – 10th Street

Today was the second day of class for 10th Street Elementary, and they learned why soil is important! We talked about the four reasons why soil is important: (1) plants need it to grow (2) insects live in it (3) it helps filter our water (4) plants that grow in soil give us oxygen to…

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New students at 10th Street

Today started all new garden classes at 10th Street Elementary. I am teaching 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade. Since today was the first day for these students in garden class, we played the garden name game. One of my classes was so smart and thought of eggplant, egg shell, and eagle for things that could…

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Bugs in the Garden 10th Street Elementary

At 10th Street Elementary today we learned about the friends and foes of the garden! First the students reviewed what they learned the week before about the importance of soil. Then the students played freeze tag but with the friends and foes of the garden. Every student got a card. It was either a friend,…

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10th Street getting their Hands Dirty!

This was the second day of garden class at 10th Street Elementary. The students in the entire school are so enthusiastic about working in the garden. The lesson this week was about the importance of soil. The students conducted a soil discovery activity. They were paired up and given a prepared activity sheet, a magnifying…

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First Day in the Garden at 10th Street Elementary

10th Street Elementary is very excited to have an EnrichLA garden program, with support from absolutely everyone in the school and the students are so enthusiastic about working in the garden, I am so excited to see the progress that is made at this school. For the first day of garden class the students played…

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Our new edible garden at tenth street elementary

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