Signs for the orchard

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Our fruit orchard is getting a face lift with signs being drawn by 8th graders as part of their community service project. Since both Mandarin and Spanish are taught in school and many children speak both the languages, we added them to the signs along with the common and Latin names. The last part of this exercise is to find out the journey of the fruit. Its origin, its uses, and its most fun facts. A little later in the year the new 8th graders will get to taste the delicious fruit.

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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.