The garden work continues!

The students had such a blast today getting deep down in the soil pulling out the grass from the garden beds and finding so many Grubs!

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To make sure we don’t have to deal with the grass for at least some time we dug down into the garden bed and pulled it out from deep down the root. We also laid out landscaping fabric to help suppress them from coming up again

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We also noticed it was time to harvest the Hibiscus Flower 🙂
The goal is to dry out the Hibiscus flower and make Jamaica drink to sell during the next big Kester event to raise funds for the Garden Program!

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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.