White Memorial changing in September

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We never stopped growing food and working in the garden over summer vacation. We even had some parents come to some classes over the summer. The parents learned why we do no-till in the garden, weeded, and fixed up the beds. They learned about and how to sheet mulch with cardboard and mulch, and planted blue corn. They were also amazed when they learned about the anatomy of a flower! It was a wonderful summer with them and our summer kids!

Now in September, we are back to our regular after school garden classes!

So far, the members have enjoyed lots of sorrel! They learned about seasons, made native seed bombs, and even helped the garden with some weeding! We have also been slowly harvesting some of the blue corn that was planted by the parents. As the cooler season starts to come in, we are also slowly taking out the warm season veggies. Once everything is taken out, we will be working on a good sheet mulching once again!

Getting Seedlings planted in the garden.

Mother and son watering the seedlings

Before sheet mulching.

Cardboard down.

After…mulch on top!

The first harvest of the blue corn. These ones didn’t come out so blue.

Enjoying the sorrel!

Native Seed Bombs in the making!

Learning about cool and warm season plants.

-Ranger Cindy

 

Cindy Soto

It all started when Cindy took an environmental science class at PCC that sparked her interest in Sustainability. She transferred to CSUN, and pursued a degree in Geography with a minor in Sustainability. During her senior year she was the student manager of the compost facility and food garden on campus. Wanting to continue being involved with a garden and compost, she found Enrich LA. She believes that if we want people to care about the environment, we need to teach them young, and gardening is an avenue to teach kids how important it is to take care of this earth and be good stewards! When she's not gardening, she's out camping and enjoying nature!

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