First observations – mapping spaces/saving seeds

Back to school with new batches of middle school children, began with getting a sense of place – what is where, and why.

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Walking and mapping the garden have been our first exercises in becoming familiar with the gardens function and systems.

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We have also begun to talk about seeds and gather them as we go along our garden walks – a closure to last years harvest and a seed bank for next years planting.

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Our first harvest of heirloom corn, black and strawberry varieties, is truly exciting. Not only because of how they look but the connection of this ancient grain to the history and culture of food.

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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.