Corn, then and now

Teaching the children the significance and importance of corn in general and black corn in particular, we panted both hybridized golden corn and an heirloom black corn variety.

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An heirloom variety dating back to the 1860’s from South America

Students will followup on today’s planting work with research about corn traditions and growing practices, then and now.

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Tahereh Sheerazie

Tahereh likes to hike, bike, quilt, cook and most of all garden. She has been a garden ranger with EnrichLa since January 2015. She teaches middle school children, many of whom have special needs which has necessitated a slow, mindful approach to place based garden education. Improving soil, making compost, harvesting water, growing natives and ancient grains and journal writing, is what she enjoys doing most with the children.