Field reports from

20th Street Elementary

The 20th Street Elementary was built in January 2017 with the support and funding from the LA Kings and Melissa’s Produce! The garden contains 7 raised beds and two picnic tables.

20th Street Learns about Bees

Bees can be a bit scary to little kids, especially when working around them in the garden.  It helps to know why they are important and what to do if they make you feel uncomfortable.  In this lesson TK and Kindergarten learned all about bees! A pretend bee and hive helped me demonstrate what to…

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Flower, Stem, Leaves and Roots at 20th St Elementary!

There’s no better way to learn new things than with a fun song and dance! At 20th Street Elementary, we learned the parts of a plant with a fun song that’s a riff on Heads, Shoulders, Knees and Toes. Here’s our new garden version: Flower, stem, leaves and roots Leaves and roots Flower, stem, leaves…

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Water and Bugs! at 20th Street

All of this recent rain left our garden a bit flooded. We had to move classes indoors but that didn’t stop us from having fun and learning a lot. We covered friends and foes that can be found in the garden. The students helped me share the names and pictures of the insects. We discussed…

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Now Plants at 20th Street!

We finally got some seedlings planted and thriving here at 20th Street! My fifth grade class we ecstatic to get their hands dirty to help out. We now have beans, spinach, onions, peas, beets, purple kale and peppers growing. The students also learned about various soils we can find in the garden and which is…

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New Garden at 20th Street

Thanks to LA Kings and Melissa’s we finally had our first day of garden lessons at 20th Street Elementary! The garden is still a bit barren but the students and I will fix that in no time! Today we covered garden rules and vocabulary. – Ranger Cat

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New garden at 20th Street – Thanks to the LA Kings and Melissa’s Produce!

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