Time to Explore!

After being away all summer Kester Kids spent their first week exploring all the new plants growing in the garden. But, a visit to the garden wouldn’t be complete with out getting dirty so everyone pitched in to do some much needed maintenance!


we had about four piles this big! Out with the old to bring in the new 🙂


Every moment spent in that garden is an opportunity to educate. Kester Kids Learned about different types of roots and as they pulled the weeds they were able to identify what type of root system that root had adapted to survive. It was also fun seeing who was able to find the looonngesssttt root!


Winner of the longest root! This is just the root separated from the pant!


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.