Friends and Foes

The kids learned about some of the other living things besides plants in the garden; beneficial and harmful insects, also known as friends and foes. We discussed how friends and foes act, and then we went through examples of friends and foes in the garden. We passed out cards to a handful of kids and they came up and read their card to the class. They selected┬áthree kids to guess why it might be a friend or foe. Afterward we played a game of tag where the kids were divided up into three groups; friend, foes, and plants. We ended with a snack of almonds and dried cherries, which rely on bees to pollinate them – a beneficial insect!

Sara Haston

Sara Haston has been a Garden Ranger with Enrich LA since October 2015. Her background is in Health, Farming, and Cooking. She is originally from El Paso Texas and moved to Santa Monica California in 1997. In her free time she enjoys exploring nature, practicing yoga, and having dinner parties.