Kinder Learns the fundamentals at Kester

This week at Kester Farms Kindergarteners got to express their artistic side while they learned the four parts of soil.

It is important that we maintain healthy levels of Water, Air, Nutrients and Organic Matter. Healthy soil = Healthy Plants

It is important that we maintain healthy levels of Water, Air, Nutrients and Organic Matter.

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Healthy Soil = Healthy Plants

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After we learned about the soil in theory, we went into the garden to get hands on experience observing the soil and finding all four parts present in the soil at Kester.

Digging into the soil we found rocks organic matter. Pulling up the weeds is a good way to find insects living in the soil!

Digging into the soil we found rocks organic matter. Pulling up the weeds is a good way to find insects living in the soil!

 

And at the end of class it was time to reward their focus and hard work!

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On the menu… Mega Cabbage!

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.