Weeding and Planting on the last day of class.

March 9th marked the last day of the 6 week rotation with the students. For the last day, all the kids had the chance to just get their hands dirty and have a good time in the garden! Before we all dove into the garden, I did a quick 5 minute talk about the different weeds growing in the garden thanks to all the rain. Also, how certain ones like Mallow are native to Southern California, but in the garden they are weeds because they compete with our veggies for nutrients. All I can say is that the kids truly enjoyed the weeding, they just wanted to keep on going! The 6th grade class had the chance to also plant onions at the end of garden class. I brought along with me a bunch of greens, Swiss Chard, Kale and Red Russian Kale for the kids to try with a sprinkle of lemon and tajin.

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Examples of the weeds growing in the garden, with the exception of the most right one, a nasturtium, waiting to be transplanted.

They were excited about pulling out this amount of weeds!

They were excited about pulling out this amount of weeds!

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Weeding!

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Planting onions!

All those greens!

All those greens!

Cindy Soto