It’s time for Warm Season Veggies!

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We are back from Spring Break on April 19th, 2017! Since many of our cool season veggies, like the lettuces, are starting to bolt and go to seed, I thought it would be a good idea to talk about cool and warm season veggies, as the garden will start to go into transition of warm crops. We talked about how we live in a Mediterranean Climate, and that we are lucky to have the climate we do because we can grow food all year long! To learn which veggies/fruit grow in the cool season and warm season we played a game. All students received a card with a picture of a veggie/fruit, labeled with a C for cool or W for warm. When I would say a favorable weather condition, the students would get up and cheer or dance, if it was the opposite of their favorable weather condition, they would be “sleeping” because that plant is dormant. Afterwards, students who wanted to volunteer to share what type of veggie they were and what type, would come up to the front of the class to share, so the rest of the class could learn of different veggies.To end, each class had their own section to clean up in the garden of weeds or cool season veggies, so that we can prep the beds to start planting warm season crops in the next coming weeks!

 

Classes with their different veggie cards.

Classes with their different veggie cards.

Cheering while others "sleep".

Cheering while others “sleep”.

One of the classes cleaning up the bed that had peas growing.

One of the classes cleaning up the bed that had peas growing.

Kinder class getting their weeding on!

Kinder class getting their weeding on!

A sage that bloomed over Spring Break!

A sage that bloomed over Spring Break!

-Ranger Cindy

We are back from Spring Break on April 19th, 2017! Since many of our cool season veggies, like the lettuces, are starting to bolt and go to seed, I thought it would be a good idea to talk about cool and warm season veggies, as the garden will start to go into transition of warm crops. We talked about how we live in a Mediterranean Climate, and that we are lucky to have the climate we do because we can grow food all year long! To learn which veggies/fruit grow in the cool season and warm season we played a game. All students received a card with a picture of a veggie/fruit, labeled with a C for cool or W for warm. When I would say a favorable weather condition, the students would get up and cheer or dance, if it was the opposite of their favorable weather condition, they would be “sleeping” because that plant is dormant. Afterwards, students who wanted to volunteer to share what type of veggie they were and what type, would come up to the front of the class to share, so the rest of the class could learn of different veggies.To end, each class had their own section to clean up in the garden of weeds or cool season veggies, so that we can prep the beds to start planting warm season crops in the next coming weeks!

 

Classes with their different veggie cards.

Classes with their different veggie cards.

Cheering while others "sleep".

Cheering while others “sleep”.

One of the classes cleaning up the bed that had peas growing.

One of the classes cleaning up the bed that had peas growing.

Kinder class getting their weeding on!

Kinder class getting their weeding on!

A sage that bloomed over Spring Break!

A sage that bloomed over Spring Break!

-Ranger Cindy

Cindy Soto

Cindy Soto is an avid gardener and foodie. She camps a lot and she lives in Highland Park. She is the Garden Ranger at Delevan Drive Elementary.

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