soil and square foot gardening

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Getting soil classified from areas where each group will be planting.

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and sharing soil readings with everyone.

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deciding what winter vegetables will go in

one square foot for each child in the class!

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while some do the square foot calculations on paper another group preps a chalk board to divide into 27 squares


another group works on a design for the board – the one with corn and hibiscus painted smack in the center gets voted in.

next week sq feet get measured on the ground and while half the class plants the other completes the board.

Happy drizzly day!



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.