El Sereno Elementary reclaims goods for starting seeds.

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At El Sereno Elementary the students used containers that they received and discarded daily to create the perfect containers for starting seeds. One man’s trash is a seed’s new home. Teaching the students to reclaim materials and give them a second purpose helped them realize they have the tools they need to start their own gardens, even in the smallest of spaces. A spent cilantro plant full of ladybugs and their larva was great for diminishing the aphid population on the cauliflower.

– 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