Our garden at 24th Street Elementary School is loving all the attention it’s getting after the holiday break!
All of our sites have been busy with new interns, new volunteers, our January workday, and a new 24th Street Garden Coordinator, Abigail Orosz! Help us welcome Abigail to our GSF Community!
Abigail comes from an environmental education background and has educated students and adults alike on the natural world on Catalina Island and St Thomas, and in Alaska, French Polynesia, San Diego, and now we are happy to have her in Los Angeles! She loves gardening, spending time outside biking and hiking, and hula hooping. She is so excited to join the very talented team at the Garden School Foundation! Come by the 24th Street garden and say hi to her!
Abigail has been working with students at 24th Street Elementary for the past few weeks, and the students there as well as those at our other sites have been busy with different projects depending on their grade. Our kindergartners learned the different parts of the plant a dance, while first graders made bird feeders to nourish the birds during the drier winter months when there is less food available for them. Second graders were busy exploring typical characteristics of different seasons and even reported on what it means to be in the winter season in LA (and how that might be different than what our cold friends in the North are experiencing!). Third graders loved making seed packets and harvesting different seeds to take home and experiment with, while fourth graders tested the pH of different areas of soil and compared native versus non-native soil.
We are excited to start cooking classes for these next two weeks at 24th Street and to eat some of those delicious plants we’ve been seeing around the garden!
Here was a particularly beautiful morning scene at the 24th Street Elementary School garden.
Don’t forget to get your hands dirty at our next workday February 21, 2015! We hope to see you there!
Here are a couple pictures of our own Evah Hart leading a cooking demonstration at out last workday. It was tons of fun!