November challenges!

Weve had a few cloudy days, some over 90F and a smattering of rain. Nothing is as Nov should or has been! We’ve planted seedlings and then had them toast before they could go too far. Yet many have survived the erratic weather.

All along were learning about ‘resilience’ and ‘rolling with the punches’! Here’s a pictorial journey of November in our garden.

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In spite of it all we have some brassica, kale, chard, mizuma, celery and cilantro in the ground, and lady birds, lace wigs, butterflies, and grass hoppers fly around enjoying the freshest of artichoke leaves, tenderest of fennel stalks, sweetest of butterfly bush, and headiest of fragrant lavender!

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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.