A new garden at John Marshall HS

The first week at Marshall we started with the parts of the plant, important to know before we plant our delicate seedlings


What to do when you are starting a new garden? Plant!


Today the three LD classes of John Marshall spent time planting basil, onions and fava beans. It was so fun to have the students try the basil and onions before planting them!


We also got to taste bruschetta, a recipe known to pair with fresh basil!





Michelle Moore

Michelle Moore has been a Garden Ranger since the start of the 2014 school year. She is passionate about community development and sustainability. Michelle studied Recreation and Tourism Management at CSUN and got her start in the garden world at M.E.N.D., a poverty relief nonprofit. There she installed gardens at low income families homes and helped families along through out the garden seasons. She enjoys teaching gardening to students because it reconnects this technology generation with mother nature. Everyone loves to eat, it is a universal common ground. By showing kids where their food comes from and how we are connected to our food we ultimately our reconnecting or minds and bodies, something many of us forget to do in our fast paced environment. When she is not out working on community building Michelle enjoys camping, rock climbing, training martial arts, watching movies and playing board games.