Climates and Seasons at Variety Boys and Girls Club

March 9th, 2017

The garden is a buzz with new life and flowers signaling a change in our seasons! Today we learned ALL about different climates and how climate determines the growing seasons. We learned that Los Angeles has a Mediterranean climate, meaning it has cool wet winters, and hot dry summers. This means that unlike most places, we have two totally different growing season. We colored a map of the United States based on the different climate zones and compared growing charts from places in different zones.

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Then we spent the rest of the time making warm season seedlings; eggplant, peppers, tomatoes, and watermelon were among the plants the club members decided to start from seed. In a few weeks hopefully they will be big enough to transplant into the garden.

With the younger group we played “Are you dancing or sleeping??” The club members were each given a card with a plant on it, I described a scenario, “It rains a lot!” “The sun is so hot I can’t bear to wear pants!” Then they had to decide if their plant was Dancing or Sleeping based on if there was a “W” or “C” on the back.

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Cheers,
Ranger S.K.

S.K. Amaro