Get a garden + the Ranger program in your school now. We have built over 100 in Los Angeles. We move rapidly. We take care of the permits. We make it ridiculously affordable. We are frugal. We can take on existing gardens and we know how to fix things.

You want your group volunteer day to actually mean something? You want lasting impact? We are so busy, we can guarantee almost any date you choose. You want to see results.   

HUMANS

It is easy to help out. We are in 100 Los Angeles schools weekly and we care for our 100 gardens 332 days per year.  If you want to help , we will put you to work. We are growing so rapidly that no matter what you have to offer, we likely need your talents. Engage today. Volunteer tomorrow.

For Our Garden Rangers

 

SCHOOL GARDENING?

In a world that is becoming ever more competitive, can we really afford to have our youngsters gardening?

A student plants a seed and then sees a ting seedling within days? That is an easy lesson in science. Contrast fresh heirloom tomatoes with a pinch of salt to fast food? Welcome to nutrition 101. We can’t afford to raise a generation that does not get whole foods and we hardly need more folks who do not feel connected and thus a responsibility to the earth. 

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SCHOOL GARDENS

We are adding new sites monthly. We build fast and efficiently.

Our team with the help of volunteers is so efficient that we build start to finish in one day. Redwood boxes, controlled drip irrigation, picnic tables and super fertile soil. Our gardens work!  

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RANGER PROGRAM

Building a school garden without a sustainability and teaching plan is a waste. Our rangers take care.

 Our garden rangers are on site weekly caring for the edible garden and delivering our straightforward and cheerful curriculum. We amend the soil, fix the irrigation and engage the community.

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CURRICULUM

Straightforward and cheerful. Its easy to learn by doing

Our interdisciplinary curriculum provides youth opportunities to explore in an outdoor setting.  We teach K-12 students everything from cooking skills to environmental stewardship and history to social justice.  It is rooted in the principals of both place-based and experiential learning models.

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OUR VALUES

Down to earth, no nonsense and hard working. We are irreverent and we are ambitious.

We are like no other non-profit. Nobody here makes more than a school district custodian. ($38,000) Everybody gets their hands dirty. We are efficient. We are as frugal. We are different. We are an active Non-Profit. ( a non profit who does work as opposed to advocating)       

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We need your help. Invest in Los Angeles Schoolchildren

There are many ways you can make a difference. We get that. We ask you to invest in what we are trying to do! Help kids eat healthy. Help kids appreciate and respect our planet. Help us partner with public schools.

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Exploration at St.Patrick’s School

By Hillary Williams | September 24, 2018

Last week at St. Patrick’s the kids came out into the garden and worked on some pretty spectacular haikus.  Because the students were directed to find a special place to find inspiration, no stone was left unturned.   A praying mantis was discovered in the mint and another in a spiderweb.  The kids picked and…

Red Onions and Befriending the Lunch Ladies at San Pedro Elementary

By Rocio Prado | September 18, 2018

  This was my first week as a Garden Ranger at San Pedro Elementary School. I’m learning that being a Garden Ranger means doing your best at negotiating many different moving parts. These include principals, faculty, community members, students, and the overall health of herbs, fruit trees, compost bins, and vegetables. Fortunately, I am in…

Self watering research

By Tomas O'Grady | August 12, 2018

Problem. ….Our current system of drip irrigation works ( sort of pretty badly) but in some cases… 1. Squirrels chew it a lot in some gardens so it always needs repair and often gets chewed daily 2. The school district DOES NOT WANT our drip irrigation hooked permanently up to spigots that are on the…

Pollination Station plus Abundance!

By Flo Razowsky | June 22, 2018

Check out our harvest at Selma Ave Elementary! The students were able to see and enjoy the fruits of their labor in the form of onions, beets, and kale.

Signs and Exploration

By Flo Razowsky | June 20, 2018

     The gardeners at Selma Ave Elementary made signs for the garden today. Plus, Kinder made up their very own garden song!

Our Lush and Abundant Garden

By Flo Razowsky | June 19, 2018

The garden at Magnolia Ave is sprouting up some great colors. Check out the butterfly that came to visit!

Our Happy Garden

By Flo Razowsky | June 18, 2018

The colors at Temple Israel of Hollywood are vibrant and beautiful. We’ve also been getting a handful of small visitors!

Friends, Foes, Scholarship, Art and Inquiry.

By Flo Razowsky | June 18, 2018

Cheremoya Avenue Elementary garden has it all.        Seeds, Seeds, Seeds. So many shapes, sizes, colors and textures.

Our Lush and Beautiful Garden

By Flo Razowsky | June 18, 2018

  The garden at Hollywood Schoolhouse is super green! Though the end of the school year is here, the garden is still growing!

Everything must go – South Gate Middle

By Yancy Comins | June 14, 2018

Well, not everything, but, a lot of the garden’s last year crops, were pulled up, sorted out, cleaned of, bagged and distributed to teachers and classmates alike.. OH THE JOY in seeing and hearing kids go veggies for veggies!   We had a fantastic 2nd semester for the students at South Gate middle school and…

Last Days – Dominguez

By Yancy Comins | June 13, 2018

Testing testing.. 1, 2..   As the school year graciously comes to close, the students get an extra boost of happy-anxiousness. The students also get a extra boost of testing. Lol.. It’s Finals week here at Dominguez and while most students are testing, there are a few of us working in the garden to get…

Borage burstin

By Yancy Comins | June 13, 2018

Borage bursting, Bees buzzin’ lemon sorrel swirling. Are giant sunflower almost coming to a beautiful sun shining state And our greens are growing giant-like and great

Sprouting Spring – Dominguez High

By Yancy Comins | June 13, 2018

Flowers of the stone fruit burst open, alive and healthy. Seeds from our seed-sewing session are showing their purpose. We pull up the last of the great winter and prepare for all things warm. . Summer is upon us!         els

The Cardboard Rescue – South Gate Middle

By Yancy Comins | June 12, 2018

Way too much “trash” goes into our landfills that can be redirected into things more resourceful for our planet Today the plan switched a tad bit when I pulled up to the dumpsters of South Gate. Outside and in the bins were nothing but cardboard boxes, tons of boxes. And so we worked on our…

Planting season – Whaley Middle

By Yancy Comins | June 12, 2018

Today we stared in amazement at this giant sunflower that the kids and I went nutty over!.  It’s like it just appeared out of nowhere even though we’d been waiting for it to bloom open and dazzle us. While we retried our attempt at successfully planting tomatoes that don’t get eaten, the kids posed by…

Humming Bird Visit at Aspire!

By Alex Aleshire | June 12, 2018

  An unfortunate accident for a hummingbird turned into a once in a lifetime event for the Aspire students! I found a hummingbird with an injured wing the evening before and while I was arranging where to take the little guy, I discovered they needed to eat a few times every hour! So, I took…

Seeds – Dominguez High

By Yancy Comins | June 12, 2018

Recently we watched a documentary about seeds… Seeds: The  Untold Story Today. we cook with legumes seeds and more from the garden This “Bean Salad” we made was just greatly delicious. After learning how powerful seeds are I thought we should find out how to use some very simple and available hardy meals that takes…

Herbalicious Last Day at Woodlawn!

By Alex Aleshire | June 11, 2018

Our last day’s harvest was so bountiful, that we made a delicious, fresh snack to end the year… Ah bruschetta!!  This classic Italian appetizer is a perfect way to capture the flavors of garden ripened tomatoes, fresh herbs like basil, oregano and chives and of course garlic!  Kindergarten and 1st grade were so excited to…

Scavenger Hunt at Frank Del Olmo!

By Claire Gavin | June 11, 2018

As our garden days come to a close, I try to make every day as fun and activity-filled as possible for my students. I realized that their favorite thing to do in the garden is to explore it (and do some weeding!). I made a simple but fun scavenger hunt for the students to do…

Dayton Digs

By Hillary Williams | June 11, 2018

We are definitely getting the garden ready for Summer at Dayton Heights Elementary.   It’s the time of year when garden rangers get even more sore than usual!  Lost to prune, pull, plan and plant. Lucky for me the third graders helped quite a bit today digging up the long awaited potatoes…harvesting plenty for all…

What’s Cooking – South Gate Middle

By Yancy Comins | June 11, 2018

“YES, Veggie tacos!” is what I reply to the kids of my class as they ask what’s on the agenda for the day.. Today we harvested  Rainbow Chard, Collard Greens, Cilantro, tomatoes and a variety of kale… And made delicious veggie tacos… As the aroma of the cooking greens spread, mouths started to water and…

New gardens at Wilmington and North Valley YMCA

By enrichla | May 29, 2018

Thanks to the LA Kings and Blue Shields, we have built new edible gardens at the Wilmington YMCA and North Valley YMCA!  

Luke, I am your Fava – Dominguez High

By Yancy Comins | May 22, 2018

Dominguez High has been a real great growing place. The soil full of nutrients and since we have spent time nuturing the fruit trees, they’ve began to show signs of love to us. Today was all about harvest and mulching with nitrogen rich fava plants…. WE had teams of fava harvesters, teams of cutters and…

Aspire Digs Into the World of the Roly-Poly!

By Alex Aleshire | May 22, 2018

Most kids know a lot about roly-poly’s; they’re cute, they roll up when they get scared and they don’t bite.  I wanted the kids to “dig a little deeper” into the world of a roly-poly, but first I gave the kids a little information about these bugs starting with their true name; pill bugs! So…

Our Scholarly Best

By Flo Razowsky | May 22, 2018

Working hard in our Magnolia Avenue Elementary garden, using our scientific and artistic skills.

Holy Moly! Roly Polys at Woodlawn!

By Alex Aleshire | May 21, 2018

Most of us have held a Roly-poly before…that gentle little garden creature that rolls up into a ball when disturbed or scared. It’s an easy creature to like; they don’t bite, they tickle your hand when they crawl on you and they can protect themselves! Today in the garden, Kinder and 1st grade learned more…

Worms!

By Jessica Brown | May 21, 2018

  I’ve never quite understood the fear that follows worms. From my experience, about 1 in every 100 kids fears worms but maybe 1 in 20 adults is scared of them. Why is that?  Somewhere along the way people are taught to hate them.  I believe it’s because they don’t understand them! Not only are…

Garden Party!

By Flo Razowsky | May 21, 2018

Taking time to welcome family and staff guests to the garden and to teach them what we know. Plus, snacking. Yum!   Also, making sure our garden has good signage in as many languages as we speak at Melrose Avenue Elementary.

Sharing is Caring

By Hillary Williams | May 21, 2018

This week at St. Patrick’s the kids learned a lot about the precarious state that bees are in!  With 1/3 of our crops dependant on bees for pollination, we can’t afford to lose any more bees to flowerless landscapes, pesticides, or crop “food deserts”.   Bees depend on pollen for protein and nectar for carbohydrates…

ReDuce! ReUse! ReCycle!

By Flo Razowsky | May 21, 2018

Using reusable containers to replant our Spider Plant babies. Then we use the fence to make it a vertical garden. Afterward we need to make sure to check the moisture of the dirt everyday and water when necessary so our baby plant roots can grow strong.   Plus, the general beauty and abundance of our…

Lemony Mint Water Recipe at Sullivan

By Hope Cox | May 14, 2018

With the warmer weather lately, our herbs at Sullivan are flourishing! I brought a lemon today to teach the kids how to make flavored water, a healthier alternative to sodas and juices. They helped me to collect mint leaves off the stems that I had them pass around. And while they were doing so, I…

A Snail’s Trails at Aspire

By Alex Aleshire | May 14, 2018

I brought a little bit of the garden into the classroom on this rainy day. Fortunately, the rain and cloudy weather made it easy to find snails and slugs in the garden. In the classroom, I told the kindergarteners  that I brought with me a garden creature for them to observe.  We talked about the…

Growing Fruit at Woodlawn

By Alex Aleshire | May 14, 2018

  The Woodlawn garden is in full production mode!  We have been harvesting lots of lettuce, Swiss chard, and collard greens in the past few weeks.  Just recently, the warmer temperatures have given our fruit-bearing plants the boost they needed!  Kindergarten and 1st grade searched the garden for fruit that was ready to harvest. We…

Earth Day Celebration

By Zuri Blandon | May 13, 2018

Earth Day is a worldwide event in support and protection of the environment. In the Kipp Garden, students are learning that is possible to coexist with nature despite living in urban busy cities.  It requires ingenuity and care and appreciation of the natural world. As for now, keeping the edible garden alive and thriving is a great start to…

Seed & Seedlings

By Zuri Blandon | May 13, 2018

Students are busy making warm season seedlings, harvesting cool season seeds, and learning about seeds.  It is amazing how a tree, flower, fruit, or vegetable grows from a seed. Seeds are life, waiting for its chance to be born, flourish, and provide more seeds at the end of its life cycle. Tiny or as big…

Seeds.

By Zuri Blandon | May 13, 2018

Students are busy making warm season seedlings, harvesting cool season seeds, and learning about seeds.  It is amazing how a tree, flower, fruit, or vegetable grows from a seed. Seeds are life, waiting for its chance to be born, flourish, and provide more seeds at the end of its life cycle. Tiny or as big…

Earth Day 2018

By Zuri Blandon | May 13, 2018

Earth Day is a worldwide event in support and protection of the environment. In the garden, students are learning that is possible to coexist with nature despite living in urban busy cities.  It requires ingenuity and care and appreciation of the natural world. As for now, keeping the edible garden alive and thriving is a great start to honor…

Cheese, beets, and poppies at ERES

By Matt Heidrich | May 12, 2018

Today was a fun day at ERES. We made mozzarella cheese with fresh garden thyme as a flavoring. It was delicious. We also harvested a massive golden beet and ate it raw! We also observed some beautiful poppy flowers while we were outside. Such a fun day of food and flowers in the garden!

Seeds & Spring Salad

By Zuri Blandon | May 12, 2018

Students are busy making warm season seedlings, harvesting cool season seeds, and learning about seeds.  It is amazing how a tree, flower, fruit, or vegetable grows from a seed. Seeds are life, waiting for its chance to be born, flourish, and provide more seeds at the end of its life cycle. Tiny or as big…

Students pitch in to keep a healthy garden

By Danny Yaffe | May 12, 2018

Staying on top of pests and creating the best living conditions for its inhabitants is how a garden stays healthy and productive. Through best practices, careful observations, and a little elbow grease; the students play a role in the Integrated Pest Management (IPM) that keeps their garden bountiful and chemical free. There were plenty of…

What’s a Seed Anyway?!?!

By Zuri Blandon | May 12, 2018

Students are busy making warm season seedlings, harvesting cool season seeds, and learning about seeds.  It is amazing how a tree, flower, fruit, or vegetable grows from a seed. Seeds are life, waiting for its chance to be born, flourish, and provide more seeds at the end of its life cycle. Tiny or as big…

Life Surrounds Us

By Hillary Williams | May 11, 2018

Last week at Mayberry the kids and I discussed the most abundant and teaming source of life and is literally present everywhere, micro organisms or microbes as I like to call them.   The kids learned how one teaspoon of soil can have as many as one billion microbes and their bodies have tons more…

Earth Day

By Zuri Blandon | May 11, 2018

Earth Day is a worldwide event in support and protection of the environment. In the Wilton Garden, students are learning that is possible to coexist with nature despite living in urban busy cities.  It requires ingenuity and care and appreciation of the natural world. As for now, keeping the edible garden alive and thriving is a great start to…

Spring flowers at ERHS

By Matt Heidrich | May 11, 2018

There are many colorful flowers blooming at ERHS. Cornflower is a brilliant blue and popular with the bees and butterflies. Blooming green and red lettuce plants have vibrant yellow flowers. We will let the lettuce self seed, so next year we will have volunteer lettuce plants. We planted lots of squash and corn today.

Binoculars, Eyespy and Planting Seeds

By Hope Cox | May 10, 2018

Today’s class at Sullivan was full of lots of activities. The kids planted sunflower seeds, they ate garden broccoli for a snack and we played eye-spy with the kids’ DIY binoculars.    

A new session at El Sereno Elementary

By Danny Yaffe | May 10, 2018

Understanding the garden rules and observing the shapes of leaves enthused the students to explore. Tomato on a carrot with lime and salt was an appreciated garden snack. – Ranger Dan

Earth Day

By Zuri Blandon | May 10, 2018

Earth Day is a worldwide event in support and protection of the environment. In the garden, students are learning that is possible to coexist with nature despite living in urban busy cities.  It requires ingenuity and care and appreciation of the natural world. As for now, keeping the edible garden alive and thriving is a great start to honor…

Delicious Harvest at ALC

By Matt Heidrich | May 10, 2018

Today we harvested some winter veggies at ALC. Among the veggies we picked were beets and celery. We left some beets in the ground to harvest the greens over the summer. We left some celery so it will self seed, saving us effort in the fall. We saw a big freaky spider too!

Earth Day 2018

By Zuri Blandon | May 9, 2018

Earth Day is a worldwide event in support and protection of the environment. In the garden, students are learning that is possible to coexist with nature despite living in urban busy cities.  It requires ingenuity and care and appreciation of the natural world. As for now, keeping the edible garden alive and thriving is a great start to honor…

Calvert – Wormtopia

By Jeff Mailes | May 9, 2018

Hello Garden Friends, This week was another fine week for the worms, we did the first part of the activity indoors due to dry and windy weather. Something that the worms despise due to their wet and wiggly nature. “If they dry, they die,” I told to the kids. So it was important to keep…

Spring at Berendo

By Matt Heidrich | May 9, 2018

Spring has sprung at Berendo. Today we learned about overwintering, which is the practice of letting summer plants live over the winter. This allows for a very early harvest. We have eggplants fruiting already. The mums are blooming for the first time in months. Artichokes hang out beneath the soil until the weather is warm.…

Carson-Gore investigates leaves

By Danny Yaffe | May 9, 2018

How leaves can differ was the lesson at Carson-Gore. Shape, boarder, arrangement, and attachment of leaves helps identify young plants and similarities in plant families. Bananas, rolled-oats, honey drizzel and fresh chocolate mint leaves. – Ranger Dan

Celery time at Micheltorena! Plus hanging with the animals

By Claire Gavin | May 8, 2018

Friday April 20th was our last day at the Micheltorena garden for the Spring semester. Although it was sad for everyone to say bye to the animals and plants, we still had a lot of fun! We spent the day doing maintenance, watering and weeding, and hanging out with the bunnies and chickens a lot.…

Ladybugs!!! At Sullivan

By Hope Cox | May 8, 2018

Today was ladybug day! I brought some live ladybugs for my preschoolers to observe and we talked about a ladybug’s diet — how they are carnivores and only eat other bugs like aphids — the lifecycle of this beetle — how it’s very similar to a buterfly’s lifecycle — and we also read a great…

Rio Vista – Garden Gifts

By Jeff Mailes | May 8, 2018

Hello Garden Friends, Spring is in the air and the garden is full of fruits and flowers…. and weeds, lol. This week we did some maintenance as a class and then proceeded to enjoy some of the gifts that the garden had to offer. Check out the pics! The kids especially liked eating the raw…

Seed Saving @10th St

By Zuri Blandon | May 8, 2018

Cool season plants are ending their life cycle, seed saving is a natural and inexpensive method to duplicate last year harvest. Students are learning how to harvest seeds from plants, identify healthy plants that will produce better strains that are well-adapted to local growing conditions. There are three basic parts of a seed in the angiosperms:…

Flower to Seed to Flower

By Jessica Brown | May 7, 2018

It was a beautiful day in the garden this morning at Toluca Lake Elementary! Many of the plants are flowering and the garden is fi lled with vibrant colors and buzzing pollinators. The students were also buzzing with excitement to be among the plants in the sunshine. Today’s lesson was about pollination and flower reproduction.…

Valley View Learns Plant Characteristics

By Danny Yaffe | May 7, 2018

A lesson on defining characteristics of leaves was followed by a leaf hunt in the garden. Students recieved a new set of eyes in understanding the subtle differences that are used to identify and classify plants. Mint, rolled oats, and honey made an interesting snack. – Ranger Dan

Edible flowers at TSK

By Matt Heidrich | May 7, 2018

Today we learned all about edible flowers. Today in the garden we saw artichoke, pineapple sage, fennel, and radish. These flowers are loved by humans and insects alike. We are excited to see our spring plants growing bigger!

Snails and Watering at Frank Del Olmo

By Claire Gavin | May 7, 2018

It was another dry week in Los Angeles, so some of my students at Frank Del Olmo hung out with me at recess and did some manually watering. Although we have a wonderful irrigation system at the garden, they get a lot of satisfaction out of watering themselves. Plus, now that it’s becoming even more…

Food Chain in the Garden at Ramona

By Hope Cox | May 7, 2018

Whenever I teach the food chain — which most students older than second grade are familiar with — I like to teach it in a way that makes connections with the real world. For example, today we learned not only the basics of a food chain — that consumers eat producers — but also the…

May Happenings

By enrichla | May 4, 2018

Summer is almost here, though it certainly feels like it already. There are only a couple months left in the semester, which means only a couple months left with the kiddos. However, there’s still our summer City Farm Camp to look forward to! Students that join City Farm Camp with EnrichLA will have the opportunity…

Join the Team, Become a Garden Ranger

By enrichla | May 4, 2018

Garden Rangers are responsible for leading weekly garden-based lessons for students, increasing their knowledge of gardening, complementing classroom curriculum, and maintaining their school gardens by ensuring that the garden is well kept, healthy, and bountiful throughout the year. Being a Garden Ranger is a rewarding and challenging experience! Your main responsibilities are: TEACHING: Engage students with…

Springtime in the Glenfeliz Garden

By Teddy Menard | May 3, 2018

Welcome back to the garden! It’s been far too long since I’ve posted, but so much has happened in the garden since last time and there’s a lot to catch up on!   We have officially moved into the warm season as we have longer sunlight hours and hotter temperatures. As such, the anatomy of…

All the Little Helpers

By Hillary Williams | May 1, 2018

Today in the garden at Primary Academy we were surrounded by tons of helpful creatures.  The second graders learned a lot about worms by getting up close and personal!  These little invertabraes not only create delicious compost but they also dig tunnels throughout the soil letting air and water reach even the deepest roots.  …

Chop Chop Salad at Woodlawn

By Alex Aleshire | May 1, 2018

Using a knife is a hard tool to master, especially when your 6 years old!  The kids at Woodlawn got lots of practice today by helping to chop up a yummy salad! To begin we discuss harvesting and what would happen if we harvested a fruit or vegetable that was not ready to pick.  Then…

Woodlawn Kids Start Seeds

By Alex Aleshire | May 1, 2018

The kindergarten and 1st grade students at Woodlawn have shown great attention to the garden. They have helped with many garden taskes including leaf clean up, pill bug relocation and composting.  So I knew they could handle the care needed to start seeds and keep them moist and warm. During discussion time, we talked about…

Sowing Oats and Observing Life

By Hillary Williams | April 30, 2018

Today at Dayton Heights my two SLD classes brought out the seeds we had germinated in the classroom.   We learned what it takes for a seed to shed its coat and begin the next chapter of its life cycle.   After taking notes the kids went out into the garden and planted their seedlings.…

The Bee Dance at Aspire

By Alex Aleshire | April 30, 2018

When kids get a little spooked about bees in the garden, I think it’s important to give them some information on what exactly a bee does. I thought for this lesson I would bring in my bee suit (yep… bee suit!) and show the kids how important it is not to run, yell and wave hands…

Angeles Mesa has a new garden!

By enrichla | April 29, 2018

“How Do Flowers Make Seeds?” at 6th Ave

By Eleanor Goodrich | April 27, 2018

Last week, we learned that plants use their flowers to make seeds, but now our students are curious, “how does a flower make a seed?” To answer that question we went straight to the flower and started investigating. Every student got a nasturtium flower which they dissected until they could see yellow pollen on their…

Seed Saving at Los Feliz

By Matt Heidrich | April 27, 2018

Today we learned about seed saving. This is how we harvest seeds for next years harvest. We saved seeds from favas and arugula. Then we planted corn and squash that we saved from last years garden. We also snacked on mint and lettuce.

Life Cycles at Weemes

By Eleanor Goodrich | April 27, 2018

Everything has to eat. Students at Weemes took time to examine exactly what that statement means as we talked about food chains and students explored the place some of our garden creatures occupy on the food chain. Roly-polies eat our tomatoes and strawberries, but birds eat roly-polies and then insects eat the bird after it…

Fun with Directions at Weemes

By Eleanor Goodrich | April 26, 2018

In class today we talked about all the ways instructions can be useful. Students brainstormed lots of different new skills they would like to learn how to do. Everything from skateboarding tricks, growing different plants and doing handstands. We discussed how you can find written instructions to help learn how to do almost anything! Then…

ERHS Salad!

By Matt Heidrich | April 26, 2018

Today we harvested lots of delicious veggies, including beets, onions, kale and lettuce. We snacked on some of the food in class. Some of it, the students took home. Others put fresh lettuce on their lunch sandwiches! It was a great chance to learn about integrating garden grown and store bought food.