Kester getting ready for spring!

At Kester elementary on Tuesday we were busy moving tomato plugs into seed trays. Mrs. Perros Kinder class even brought their own recycled and decorated milk cartons for the tomatoes to grow nice and strong in.

Special Thanks to James from Champions for Change with helping coordinate this activity and providing the soil! You have been such a huge supporter of Kester Farms!

Special Thanks to James from Champions for Change with helping coordinate this activity and providing the soil and tomatoes! You have been such a huge supporter of Kester Farms and essential to its success!

Each carton with its own unique desgin

Each carton with its own unique design

 

Also, with the end of the winter crops kids were gathered around during their recess and enjoyed snacking fresh from the garden!

 Crazy hat day for literacy week :)

Crazy hat day for literacy week 🙂

 

 

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.