Glenfeliz Starts a New Chapter

The last round of classes at Glenfeliz has started with a cool new mini ranger program as an extra time for students who wish to spend more time in the garden for fun projects. We started by transplanting several squash plants and planting Mexican Oaxacan Green Corn seeds into two of the beds. These are some exciting seeds for Glenfeliz to have! The two new 5th grade classes got their first introductions to the garden today by exploring all the beds and greeting the new plants. We went over the names of every plant in their bed and how long the typical growth cycles are for each. After the love and new transplants the teachers gave the beds, they look very colorful, healthy and happy for the new students. It was definitely a new experience for many who kept reaching out to touch all the leaves and stems. A pretty great way to start the week.

 

What does a snail's shell feel like?

What does a snail’s shell feel like?

Spreading love to the squash

Spreading love to the squash

Celery Greens on the loose

Celery Greens on the loose

Shylana Roman

Shylana (Shy-lane-uh) would say that the two greatest loves in her life so far have been gardening, and a deep emotional bond with sandwiches. Her hometown is Chelsea, MA (right by Boston), and she has lived in Los Angeles for seven years now. It took her a while before she could really notice and appreciate the beautiful and diverse nature that exists in a city in a desert. The bright poppy colors make even the rainy days colorful with the clear skies and strong contrast of the blooming succulents. The scents of the jasmine and citrus trees are especially enticing in Highland Park, where she currently lives. There is nothing more rewarding than when a student asks her if they can spend their recess in the garden. That's how she knows she is doing her job right!