Field reports from

Frank Del Olmo Elementary School

This garden was completed in Summer 2015 with the help of Nestle, and features designs by Ryan Drnek. The raised beds lay on concrete, and picnic tables provide a seating area.

Scavenger Hunt at Frank Del Olmo!

As our garden days come to a close, I try to make every day as fun and activity-filled as possible for my students. I realized that their favorite thing to do in the garden is to explore it (and do some weeding!). I made a simple but fun scavenger hunt for the students to do…

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Snails and Watering at Frank Del Olmo

It was another dry week in Los Angeles, so some of my students at Frank Del Olmo hung out with me at recess and did some manually watering. Although we have a wonderful irrigation system at the garden, they get a lot of satisfaction out of watering themselves. Plus, now that it’s becoming even more…

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Post-Rain Bugs

At Frank Del Olmo today, we had a blast discovering all the bugs in the garden. Because of all the rain and moderate temperatures around Los Angeles, the insects are happy and healthy and ready to say hello! We had not explored the garden in a few weeks due to Spring Break and the rain,…

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Weeding is Fun!

The students at Frank Del Olmo love to weed our garden! Last week, we discussed the importance of maintaining a garden. Not only is it good to do to make the garden pretty, but we also want to make sure that all the plants are healthy and happy and growing the way they should be….

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Always wear your gardening shoes!

At Frank Del Olmo Elementary, I always have a wonderful array of helpers who come visit me during recess. How cool is it to have students choose to maintain a garden with me instead of play with their friends on the blacktop? They always come running up to me at 10:50am with huge smiles on…

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Garden Caricatures at Frank Del Olmo Elementary!

To break the ice on the first day of each new session, I always have my students choose a nickname by playing a name game that other EnrichLA rangers use as well. I have each student think of a garden-related word that starts with the same letter as their first name, and put the two…

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Pollinator Fun at Frank Del Olmo!

We had a blast today at Frank Del Olmo Elementary in Koreatown. Since last Thursday was a school holiday, the kids and I haven’t hung out in 2 full weeks! I decided that it would be a good day for our Pollinator lesson. Some of my 4th grade students are learning about honey bees in…

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Frank Del Olmo Elementary School

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No dirt…no problem…carefully designed garden in concrete at frank del olmo elementary works

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Frank Del Olmo Elementary School

Frank Del Olmo Elementary’s garden looks fantastic! All of the plants are looking healthy and green. The squash and cucumbers are looking ripe and ready to be harvested. This school’s garden has a very promising future, and we’re all very excited to see it flourish. ~Sarah, Intern

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Frank Del Olmo Garden is Fantastic!

The Frank Del Olmo Elementary edible garden has only been around for a few short weeks now and already it is looking terrific! All the plants are thriving and well-watered even in full sun. The herbs were transplanted from beds adjacent to the building to the center of the alley to be replaced by some…

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The new edible garden in partnership with Nestle at Frank Del Olmo Elementary School.

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