Beginning with Botany…

Every week we write in our journals-with art, notes, or personal entries related to our gardening lesson for the day. We have been discussing the importance of understanding plant origins, and accurately documenting plants in pictures. Students spent time in the garden in silence, taking in details and writing descriptive sentences. It was wonderful to see them enjoy the quiet space and to notice parts of plants they never have before.

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Alexys Thomas

Alexys Thomas is a garden ranger and program director. She grew up in Van Nuys, CA. She loves bees, compost, and teaching. She can teach almost anything to grow on a trellis!