El Sereno Elementary Learns About the Foods We All Eat

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Eating processed foods is almost unavoidable, but not all products are the same. Varying levels of processed items have different amounts of additives and should be consumed with consideration of this. Students were asked to think about the amount of steps it takes to go from living plant to product in store. A sampeling of different processed grapes and peanuts made for a tangible example of the additional ingredients that comminly accompany processed foods. Potatoes are sprouting and will be mounded up next week to start getting those tubers swelling.

– Ranger Dan

Danny Yaffe


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