What is Corn???

We learned all about corn- the parts of corn, the origin of corn, and why we are growing so much corn in the United States. Last school year students planted Teosinte-corn’s great grandfather in it’s nearly original state. We dissected our plant, observed its pests, and planted new plants in their place. We also harvested the dried corn to be planted again next year!

English:corn Latin:corgis Spanish:maize Original plant:teosinte

English:corn
Latin:corgis
Spanish:maize
Original plant:teosinte

different parts of our teosinte. teosinte has fewer kernels and smaller ears than our newly engineered variety

different parts of our teosinte. teosinte has fewer kernels and smaller ears than our newly engineered variety

writing in our journals

writing in our journals

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our tibetan barley! Thank you Tahereh!

our tibetan barley! Thank you Tahereh!

new onion seedlings being planted

new onion seedlings being planted

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!