Field reports from

El Sereno Middle School

The garden at El Sereno Middle School is a large, terraced garden with three levels and a dry creek to collect rainwater.

El Sereno Middle School is thankful!

The El Sereno Garden has given us a lot to be thankful for. A delicious bunch of eggplants, sweet red tomatoes, green tomatoes perfect for pickled tomatoes and fresh aromatic basil. In this week’s seed sowing lesson, 8th grade students get to check out fall-season seedlings like brussel sprouts, lettuce, kale and broccoli at the…

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El Sereno Middle School is sprouting for the new season!

Seedlings are doing great at El Sereno, and they aren’t even in a greenhouse! Tomatoes are making their exit from the garden, eggplants are still walking the runway and green leaves are making their way in! While your average nursery might tell you that it is not warm enough for seeds to germinate, our learning…

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El Sereno Middle School Farm. A Photo tour and thank you to the Boston Consulting Group for their support.

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Green tomato pickles! From El Sereno MS

Yum, yum, yum. Many green tomatoes fell from their vines as we wrangled and guided the long branches up to their new support systems that were put in last week at El Sereno. These tomatoes will not see the day of ripe, red, juiciness, so instead of composting them, we pickled them! So easy, delicious,…

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Tomatoes are climbing at El Sereno Middle School!

El Sereno students came back from Labor Day weekend only to find their tomatoes more visible and ready to pick! We built a large tomato tripod for what was our tomato jungle. The tomatoes are now off the ground and seeing more sunlight! We couldn’t be more excited!  

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Ripe at last at el sereno middle school farms

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Huge Heirloom tomatoes waiting to ripen at el sereno middle school farm

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Fresh herbs and flowers from El Sereno Middle School farms bound for UNION RESCUE MISSION

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It is working. The Dry Creek captured the rain and the beautiful insects are back at EL SERENO MIDDLE SCHOOL FARMS.

Native plants are preferred because these species attract native beneficial insects and are less likely to become agricultural weeds. The table provides a list of beneficial insects, the pests the beneficial insects prey on, and the plants or habitats that attract the beneficial insects. An insect enjoys the new park To get energy beneficial insects…

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The first tomatoes and a field of basil at El Sereno Middle School Habitat farms

 

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A huge vegetable garden at EL SERENO MIDDLE SCHOOL is thriving.

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Progress at El Sereno Middle School habitat

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Next Steps @ El Sereno

What a day, what a day! The wonderful volunteers from Next Step Ministries did an amazing job helping finish the habitat at El Sereno Middle School. After hours of heavy lifting the creek bed was completely transformed. Look at their beautiful work! The even added native and drought tolerant plants which added a nice colorful…

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El Sereno Middle School farms begin planting

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El Sereno Middle School Habitat. Dry creek.

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El Sereno Middle School. The Habitat begins.

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El Sereno Middle School Habitat progress

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El Sereno. BOSTON CONSULTING Massive Volunteer built habitat undertaking. Progress report.

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The new learning Habitat and Farm at El Sereno Middle School

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 5/8/2013 Contact Tomas O’Grady. Tomasogrady@enrichla.org. 323 387 3866 The new learning Habitat and Farm at El Sereno Middle School is to be completed on May 18th, 2013 in celebration of Harvey Milk Day. 200 volunteers will build a mini farm, dry creek and native garden. This schoolyard habitat will offer an opportunity…

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El Sereno habitat and farm native shrubs list

   SHRUBS LIST 3 spice bush 5 bush anemone 81 carmel creeper 6 red flowered buckwheat 35 lillians pink coral bells 56 douglas iris 27 ca grey rush 28 canyon prince wild rye 46 deer grass 20 margarita bop foothill penestemon 4 coffeebery 3 lemonade berry 15 white sage 15 cleveland sage 36 hummingbird sage…

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El Sereno Middle School. The Habitat Garden. Planned for May 18th.

In partnership with the Mayor of Los Angeles, Antonio Villaraigosa and Gay for Good and others, we seek to create a habitat encompassing 12,000 square feet of campus: The land was formerly under bungalows and covered with asphalt. SCHEDULED DATE = MAY 18, 2013 HARVEY MILK DAY Our goal is to create a schoolyard habitat…

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The Habitat at El Sereno Middle School

THE HABITAT AT EL SERENO MIDDLE SCHOOL In partnership with the Mayor of Los Angeles, Antonio Villaraigosa and Gay for Good and others, we seek to create a habitat encompassing 12,000 square feet of campus: The land was formerly under bungalows and covered with asphalt. SCHEDULED DATE = MAY 18, 2013 HARVEY MILK DAY Our…

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THE HABITAT AT EL SERENO MIDDLE SCHOOL

THE HABITAT AT EL SERENO MIDDLE SCHOOL In partnership with the Mayor’s office, Gay for Good and others, we seek to create a habitat encompassing 12,000 square feet of campus: The land was formerly under bungalows and covered with asphalt.  DATE OF INSTALLATION = SATURDAY MAY 18th.  Harvey Milk Day Volunteer here! Donate here! Our…

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El Sereno Middle School

Enrich LA’s preliminary survey for El Sereno Middle School.

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El Sereno Middle School Garden

El Sereno Middle School will create a new garden on the site of two old bungalows! “Our team is beyond thrilled with the potential and collaboration.” Frances Gipson, Ph.D. Principal, El Sereno  Middle School & Magnet Center – An International Baccalaureate School     El Sereno Middle School, located in Los Angeles, California, serves grades…

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The Learning Garden at El Sereno Middle School

Built in the spring of 2013, this schoolyard habitat is really thriving with an array of tomatoes, eggplant, basil, peppers and more. The space has really come to life with the  fruit trees that have flourished in the center row as well as the beautiful river bed that spans the bottom length of the garden….

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