Planting and Harvesting at Dahlia Heights

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The new year brought a new group of students at Dahlia Heights. 

We went over the garden rules and played a fun game about plant parts. 

There were tons of lemons to be harvested and the kids had a great time picking them.

There were also a few stray figs somewhat ripened after that fall heat snap encouraged the tree to fruit one last time. One group of second graders tried them and we talked about why they don’t taste as sweet as they did in the summer. 

The fifth graders planted some black tomatoes in the garden beds and repotted the extras for people to take home, and all the kids got to explore the garden a bit and share what they found interesting with the class. 

Alexandra Carbone

Garden Ranger Alex has multiple school gardens with Enrich LA. She loves teaching kids about ecosystems and how to observe nature so they can be good stewards of it. A close second is feeding kids salad in the garden and sending produce home for their families.

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