Winter Harvest and Seed Bombs

My students today at Toluca Lake Elementary got their hands muddy with some Native Seed Bomb making.  They were troopers on this brisk windy morning.  I heard some apprehension about cold hands as I was explaining the lesson, but once we got our hands muddy everybody seemed too distracted to care.

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We filled our little seed bombs with native California flower seeds.  Once “bombed”, they will be able to take care of themselves because they evolved in California climates.

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After our hands were thoroughly washed we snacked on some broccoli flowers and arugula.  However, the winter crops are coming on so strong that after the kids snacked, I harvested a big basket of produce to take to the main office.   The staff were grateful, and ate most of it right in the office!

 

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Jessica Brown