Building compost, and planting for winter

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Our eager composters dig dig dig for soil friends and foes as they add cafeteria waste.

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Every moving compost creature is trapped in a jar to look at closely and draw a close enough look alike in their journals.

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Salvaged lunch carrots and a weeks worth of food waste also goes in the compost pile.

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Meanwhile at the other end of the garden the first Narcissus bulbs get planted for early spring surprise.

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Tony helps fill a raised bed with shrub trimmings and soil so he and his classmates can plant celery and cilantro.

They’ll be growing the same plants indoors in their classroom for a controlled experiment they’ll be working on, comparing and assessing different growing conditions.


And now for rain!

Tahereh Sheerazie

Tahereh likes to hike, bike, quilt, cook and most of all garden. She has been a garden ranger with EnrichLa since January 2015. She teaches middle school children, many of whom have special needs which has necessitated a slow, mindful approach to place based garden education. Improving soil, making compost, harvesting water, growing natives and ancient grains and journal writing, is what she enjoys doing most with the children.