El Sereno Elementary Learns Crop Rotation

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Crop rotation is an important method for maintaining a healthy garden and building a sustainable soil profile. Students also learned about the pest management benefits of changing crops and was introduced to several plant family names. Once a few bed rotations were done as a group some students wanted to create their own rotation schedule; following the general rules and even incorporated cover crops. Quinoa was the snack by request after it was mentioned last week and several students had never seen or tasted the super food grain.

– 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