Finishing Cages at Marshall

Last week we were able to get some good progress on those cages to keep the critters out!

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Still figuring the best way to navigate this garden to reach it maximum potential but it has been so wonderful in bringing everyone together to make this all possible. A community that plants together grows together 🙂

We also had a delicious snack, everyone was excited to help in making salsa!

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Students working together, adding ingredients.

salsa

Practicing fine motor skills while practicing life skills.

 

We all ended class munching on our salsa and reading some garden books, It is important to remind the students of outside resources they have access to that enriches their garden experience and grows their knowledge base.

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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.