Learning about Seasons

One of the most basic things to know when starting an edible garden is in which season does that plant grow. If any of the students wanted to go home and grow their own garden, they would have to know what to plant in order to be successful.

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Students drew pictures of winter and summer crops and added them to the correct poster board.

After the lesson we made a snack that gave a famous snack of “ants on a log”  a new twist!

We added honey to the cream cheese to be put on the celery and also upgraded from just raisin topping to adding cranberries, chia seeds and sunflower seeds. Delicious and Nutritious!

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When everyone is quite and calm while eating, you know the snack was a success!

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.