Bryson Elementary: The Habitat Garden

The garden is not a sterile environment, somewhere we impose our will; it is a habitat. It teems with insects, birds flying about and micro-organisms busy breaking down organic matter in the soil.

Even fifth graders are not immune to squealing when they see a roly poly or an insect they have never seen before–see above. The garden is full of unexpected wonder, one that children, in particular, can enjoy.

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Christine Lai

Christine Lai is a UCCE Master Gardener who joined Enrich LA in 2016. She began gardening in California in 2013 when she removed her parents’ lawn and replaced it with water wise landscaping. Today, her interests have widened to include edible and native plant gardening. She keeps a worm bin and misses the open compost pile in her old home terribly.