What’s that fruit?

Students at Kester Elementary have all come out to the garden to find out what this weird looking fruit is.

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Armenian Cucumber! Also known as yard long cucumbers and is actually an immature melon. One of the reasons to grow a garden is to be able to grow the different varieties of fruits and vegetables not commonly found in stores.

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Students paired it with basil and/or mint fresh from the garden, yum 🙂

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.