The Magic of Pollen at Weemes

Today at Weemes our classes got to learn how flowers make seeds and fruit. After looking at a few flowers in our own garden, we discussed how bees and other pollinators go spreading powdery pollen from flower to flower as they try to eat. Then we played a game to see if we could spread “enough pollen” (we decided 3 beads would represent adequate pollen)  to turn all our flowers into seeds. Our busy bees ran from flower to flower and pretty soon they had shared enough pollen between our flowers’ that they all turned into fruit and seeds!

-ranger eleanor

A flower recieves the final piece of pollen to make their transformation complete!

Our first artichoke is ready to harvest this week

Eleanor Goodrich

Eleanor is a garden ranger from Appalachian Virginia. After moving to Los Angeles from her sustainable family farm, eleanor loves sharing her love of food, nature, and dirt with the children of Los Angeles!