Clover Bombs for St. Patty’s Day at Juan Cabrillo

In lieu of Saint Patrick’s Day, the kids at Juan Cabrillo wore green shirts and golden hats and paraded happily around the school. Teachers enjoyed an Irish-themed lunch in the lounge. And during garden classes, we made seed bombs filled with clover seeds!

Our classes were a little cut short because of the festivities. But I had just enough time to explain that clover seeds are similar to the four-leafed shamrock, a traditional Saint Patty’s Day icon; and they are a fabulous cover crop, which helps reduce erosion. I encouraged the kids to find bald spots on the ground around their neighborhood where they could plop the seed bombs.

…Of course it wouldn’t be garden day without a little taste of lettuce and Swiss chard from the garden!

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Hope Cox

Hope is an urban farmer, garden educator and foodie transplanted from Tennessee to SoCal in 2014. She hopes to move out of the big city one day to pursue the life of a sustainable farmer; but in the meantime loves to teach elementary kids about how food is grown, nutritious and tasty recipes and connecting with nature.