El Sereno Elementary cleans the garden

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The rains have been great for the gardens but can also cause some unwanted guests. Fortunately at El Sereno Elementary the students love burning some energy on pulling misplaced grass and keeping the garden tidy. A lesson on medicinal properties of herbs was followed by fresh mint lemonade sweetened with local honey; staying ontop of ailments is the path to a healthier life.

– Ranger Dan

Danny Yaffe

Greetings, I am happy to be one of the new Garden Rangers this year for EnrichLA. I have a background in Biochemistry as well as Horticulture and Urban Agriculture. As a third generation Los Angeles native I have been invested in improving the living conditions and opportunities in this great city since my time at UCLA. It is an honor to be a part of this program and I look forward to helping improve LA's youths relationships with food. -Ranger Dan

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