Seeds, seeds, and seeds!


Back at CWC after two weeks on February 27th (no class on the 20th due to Presidents Day). We learned a bit about seeds today. To start the class, I read the book from “Seed to Plant” by Gail Gibbons. Towards the end of the book, it talks about a couple of parts of a seed. As I read through that part of the book, I also had a drawing on my whiteboard of a seed, and mainly pointed out the seed coat and cotyledons (where food is stored). After the reading, we went ahead and described the ways that seeds are dispersed in nature, and if they were paying attention to the book, it had given several clues about it. The ways we discussed were, wind, water, animals, gravity, mechanical and humans! I had also brought along with me another book, “SEEDS” by Ken Robbins, which has several pictures of different seeds we all looked at. After looking at pictures, we looked and touched several seeds, we had beans, kale, beets, onions and basil. We ended with planting some heirloom basil seeds and planting some beans in a jar to watch them grow.

Corn seeds!

Corn seeds!




Planting the beans!

Planting the beans!


-Ranger Cindy


Cindy Soto

It all started when Cindy took an environmental science class at PCC that sparked her interest in Sustainability. She transferred to CSUN, and pursued a degree in Geography with a minor in Sustainability. During her senior year she was the student manager of the compost facility and food garden on campus. Wanting to continue being involved with a garden and compost, she found Enrich LA. She believes that if we want people to care about the environment, we need to teach them young, and gardening is an avenue to teach kids how important it is to take care of this earth and be good stewards! When she's not gardening, she's out camping and enjoying nature!

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