What’s been eating at you, Lexington?

We learned about the insects crawling around in our garden this week. We defined the words FRIEND and FOE and searched through our garden for cards with pictures of friends or foes on them. We looked at some of our kale leaves and saw that something, likely aphids, had been eating them! We took ladybugs and carefully put them out on the leaves to eat the FOES that are eating our plants.

We ended class by tasting carrot. One student had written me a letter in another class which made my day! I always love hearing that the kids value the garden as much as we do.

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Claire Heddles

Claire is a researcher and sociologist who grew up in Tucson, AZ. She loves being outside and sharing the joy of growing with the kids at Utah Street School.