Back to School & Beating the Heat!

It was so great to be back at Stevenson Elementary this week as school is getting back into action.  Being their new garden ranger isn’t the only change that has happened over the summer. Their garden space went through a lot of construction, in which, they gained some new space, but removed a dividing fence and a huge, overgrown fig tree.  So, what once was a shady, cool garden has now turned hot and sunny.

Never fear, the kids were more than happy to do some extra watering in the garden.  I explained how more sun= more evaporation and by the end of the class, they were all watering experts.

Saving the best for last, we cooled off with some Watermelon Slushies.  (Did you know that watermelon is 92% water!) All we needed was watermelon, agave, ice and a spoon to smash.  The kids got to top off their cups with a squeeze of lemon and a sprig of mint from the garden. Empty cups everywhere!

 

 

Andrea Trujillo

Andrea (Drea) Trujillo fell in love with gardening 6 years ago, when a surprise tomato plant sprouted in her backyard and as it grew so did her passion for all things farming. She is a mom of three girls and loves the way growing food transforms the way kids eat and interact with nature.