Releasing Butterflies and Transplanting Tomatoes, Basil, and Marigolds

This week in the garden students learned about how to prepare a garden bed for transplanting seedlings. They got into groups and each took turns with loosening soil, adding in compost, smoothing out soil, and digging holes. The next step was watering the seedlings before placing them in their new home. Once the seedlings were watered students gently transplanted them in their new home. Finally, we watered in the plants.

Mrs. Kazanchyan’s class raised butterflies that were mature and ready to be released into nature. Their class released them into the garden and the butterflies flew around happy in their new home.

Sara Haston

Sara Haston has been a Garden Ranger with Enrich LA since October 2015. Her background is in Health, Farming, and Cooking. She is originally from El Paso Texas and moved to Santa Monica California in 1997. In her free time she enjoys exploring nature, practicing yoga, and having dinner parties.