Garden Storytelling at Hollenbeck

Students at Hollenbeck are working on English comprehensive this month, so we took those skills into the garden. First, we read a short story about a boy how starts his own garden. We had a brief discussion about the story as we read. Then students made up their own garden stories. The students were incredibly creative, coming up with all sorts of stories! One student wrote about a pepper who felt alone because it was the only red pepper surrounded by green ones, several students wrote about children growing their own vegetables and sometimes getting to eat them, another wrote about a flower who desperately wants to be picked for a bouquet, and there were so many more!

-ranger eleanor 

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!