New rotation at Kester

Every four – five weeks students rotate in and out of the garden class. In order to help the children retain some of the information we talked about in class I created small posters teachers can hang in their class at the end of their rotation.


The ending of one class is the start of another. The new students were happy to start helping out in the garden. We started their rotation with a new twist to a tradition snack. Chopped carrots with fresh squeezed orange for an extra zest! It was a huge hit!


The garden has become a popular spot on Tuesdays to come give some extra TLC to the garden. The students that come out during their recess get the opportunity to try whats growing in the garden. They were very excited to have the Armenian Cucumbers that are in abundance.


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.