The Quest for Collards at Weemes Elementary

New collard plants!

New collard plants!

Lately, we have received several requests for collard greens at the garden at Weemes Elementary. Several students, especially the fifth graders, are familiar with this vegetable from family meals at home, but collards plants (and even seeds) have proven difficult to track down in Los Angeles. After several weeks of searching, we were lucky enough to find some of the highly-anticipated seedlings at a shop in West Hollywood. This week, the students got to plant our new collard greens themselves. We will watch as they grow along with the other plants, and when they are big enough, the students will be able to bring home the bacon! ..or, in this case, collard greens.

-Ranger Eleanor