Exchanging Brassicas for Butternut at Hollenbeck 

As the weather gets colder, our summer crops have been turning brown and dying back. right before Thanksgiving, the butternet squash finally ripened and we were able to clean out the old leaves. After a lesson on plant varieties and seasons, our garden classes pulled out the dead plants and planted new, cold weather brassica seedlings like broccoli and cauliflower. It looks so luch cleaner, and we got a tasty snack!

– ranger el

Before

After

New baby brassica seedlings!

We are saving the squash seeds to plant next fall!

Eleanor Goodrich

Eleanor is a garden ranger from Appalachian Virginia. After moving to Los Angeles from her sustainable family farm, eleanor loves sharing her love of food, nature, and dirt with the children of Los Angeles!