The Food Chain and Pea Planting

Last week the kids had a creative and interactive day in the garden. We discussed the definition of a food chain and how every food chain, no matter which habitat, or where in the world the food chain exists, always begins with the sun and a plant. We then went through specific examples of food chains, like the ocean, forest, and prairie. Next, I handed out a food chain coloring page and the kids colored the creatures and then drew lines with arrows that indicated what gave its life to the next creature in the food chain. All in all the kids were able to glean that all living things are interconnected and depend on each other to survive. Lastly, we planted peas in the back left bed in honor of spring. The kids were very excited to pop them in the dirt and bury them.

Cheremoya Planting Peas

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.