Harvest Party at Wilton Place

Last week at Wilton Place we had a lovely harvest party, picking fresh veggies from our garden!

For our greens we harvested lovely dinosaur kale, longevity spinach, basil and amaranth greens…

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Giving them a good wash, then breaking them up, washing them again…

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We then tossed our freshly washed greens into our salad bowl. We made a dressing of fresh squeezed orange juice, olive oil, lemon thyme and oregano (these herbs came fresh from our garden). We also added some lovely cherrie tomatoes from our tomato plant still holding strong!

To finish, we added a little bit of extra oranges and sunflower seeds to make the salad more dynamic and add just a tiny bit more nutrients.

The salad was a huge hit amongst our students! I am always a happy when kids ask to eat more veggies. 🙂

 

Ranger Christina

Christina Perez

Christina began her career in Urban Agriculture Development as an Urban Garden Educator in Portland, ME. She has recently moved to South LA, to take the tools and knowledge she has acquired to aid in dismantling the food apartheid. "I firmly believe that educating youth is the best way to enact change. If people are aware of their options, they are more apt to make better choices. Which insures a healthy and happy future." She also works for RootDownLA managing food distribution systems and a food production garden. She actively works in food justice and feels that it an intersectional bridge towards a better life for all people.