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Arroyo Seco Museum Science Magnet

The garden was built on April 2017, which includes 6 garden beds, a horse rail fence and a drip irrigation system. The garden was built with two different volunteers groups.

Swirl by Swirl at Arroyo Seco

There’s too much fun in garden class to have a case of the Mondays at Arroyo Seco! Today with the kindergarten class we learned about all the spirals that we see in nature, and how spirals are nature’s way of packing in things nice and tight, or grasping onto things with a strong grip. We…

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Friend or Foe? – Arroyo Seco

There’s no better way to learn new things than with a riveting game of freeze tag! Today at Arroyo Seco we learned about some of the living things in the garden, and which ones were our friends and which ones were our foes. First we learned about all the little critters that eat our plants:…

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Let’s talk dirt at Arroyo Seco Museum Magnet!

Although most people don’t think too much about soil, soil is what grows the plants that feed us and give us air, and filters the water we drink. It’s through soil that we are connected to all living things! And the main ingredient in soil? Dirt! At Arroyo Seco, we got to learn about why…

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Swiss chard, peppers, petunias, and scrambled egg slime mold

The garden is growing so quickly here at ASMSM. The swiss chard and peppers will be ready to begin harvesting soon. The 3 sisters bed is popping up-look for corn, beans, and squash this summer! Also, we saw Fuligo Septica, the scrambled egg slime mold. It is very common in mulch. It is definitely not…

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Aloe, seeds, carrots and peas

Today we learned about aloe. It can be used topically or internally (when properly prepared!), and is a valuable addition to any edible garden. It is related to nopales and dragonfruit. We planted parsley seeds in the garden. For a snack, we had carrots, peas, and swiss chard stems, all harvested from Eagle Rock High…

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Arroyo Seco Museum Magnet

Today we continued to plant the brand new garden. In addition to eggplant, tomatoes, and peppers, we planted beautiful flowers. Marigolds, celosia, and petunias are now our garden neighbors. The weather was cool, breezy, and cloudy today.

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Aloe, seeds, and oranges at ASMSM

The garden at ASMSM is going strong. Today we learned about harvesting and using aloe and succulents. We planted lots of seedlings and learned about how seeds grow. We snacked on cara cara oranges from a local tree!

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First day of garden class at Arroyo Seco Museum

Today was a great first day of garden class at Arroyo Seco Museum! We learned about the rules of the garden and proper tool usage techniques. We planted tomatoes, peppers, basil, and swiss chard. We also spied a hawk soaring through the sky!

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