Garden helpers to the rescue!

The students at Clifford each had a duty in the garden, either to get rid of aphids, lay down compost, or add plant labels to our garden. My first grade class were my garden helpers and helped lay compost to the garden, they reviewed the properties of compost and why it is important for our garden. The second grade class helped make plant markers with names and planted some seeds, just in time for some sun! The fourth graders helped make an aphid repellent spray to get rid of the aphids on our kohlrabi. Additionally, they learned about the three 3 P’s in the garden, pollinators, predators, and pests!

The garden is looking better already!

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Ashley Banuelos

Ashley is a new member of EnrichLA, who just graduated from UCLA with her Bachelors in Geography/Environmental Studies. She is very passionate about the environment and LOVES elephants. Ashley has studied food deserts in Los Angeles and is eager to begin teaching the next generation about healthy eating!