Field reports from

Angeles Mesa Elementary School

The garden was completed in April 2018.

Staying cool with crisp cucumbers from Angeles Mesa

Crisp, cool cucumbers for the students at Angeles Mesa. One special Ed child enjoyed the fresh vegetable plain. The others were delighted by cucumber tacos wrapped in sorrel leaf. It was a pleasant refreshing reward after learning about the soil that nurtured them.

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Welcoming Angeles Mesa to the garden

Angeles Mesa students were excited to enter the garden once more.¬† Some brave souls reached out to handle the milkweed beetles, and the beetles almost look like painted fingernails! Many of the Special Education students were unaccustomed to eating fresh fruit, and once they were encouraged, they were ‘sold’ on the sweet, juicy watermelon.

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Angeles: All classes back for a week!

Hola, After a big harvest at Angeles Mesa, we have started getting our beds ready for summer! On our last harvest our 2nd graders ¬†helped out gathering up 15-20 lbs of red beets! And also lots of yellow chard, rosemary, strawberries and lettuces. The only two crops that will stay for the summer are our…

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Angeles Mesa Elementary – Little rangers at garden

Spring is here and the 4th graders at Angeles Mesa Elementary have completed Unit 1, we are now engaging again with 3rd graders who have been at the garden when they were in 1st grade, however they wanted a refresher and so far with talked about soil and all garden guests and visitors (Friends &…

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Hummingbirds feasting @ oregano flower

2nd rotation of the year started at Angeles Mesa Elementary. K, 1st and 3rd graders have been interacting with the garden and enjoying Unit 1. 3rd graders are so intrigued and curious about bugs, they liked the Friends & Foes lesson a lot! We recently harvested arugula, more radishes, chard; and have planted sweet snow…

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Freshening Angeles Mesa Elementary

We have been super excited and entertained during our first Unit at Angeles Mesa. Kids from Pre-K, K and 5th grade have enjoyed learning and interacting with plants and garden. EnrichLA resumed activities at Angeles Mesa in the middle of November, bumping into a few days-off due to Thanksgiving, Winter Break, and then the strike,…

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Self watering research

Problem. ….Our current system of drip irrigation works ( sort of pretty badly) but in some cases… 1. Squirrels chew it a lot in some gardens so it always needs repair and often gets chewed daily 2. The school district DOES NOT WANT our drip irrigation hooked permanently up to spigots that are on the…

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Angeles Mesa has a new garden!

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