Thank you, CAA, Youth Build, Students, Families and Community for a wonderful, productive Earth Day and Work Day in the garden! As poet Gary Snyder stated, "Nature is not a place. It is home." We agree!
Master Gardeners in training through the UC Cooperative Extension program get a first hand look at a school garden. We hope that some of these trainees will be future teachers and volunteers with Seeds to Plate!
We welcomed once again, Clara from Tutti Frutti Farm in Lompoc. During 6 periods, Clara shared with over 300 students about how they grow and sell a wide variety of vegetables on their 200 acre farm. Tutti Frutti supplies many of Los Angeles' high-end restaurants through the Santa Monica Farmers Market on Wednesday.
How fun! Students work in teams to build their own terrariums.
Using potatoes and yams students create blocks for stamping prints on textiles like they do in Mali.
UCLA Service Learning Students help serve an apple taste test to the students. Thanks for all your help!
MTMS students are back from winter vacation! Here, students learn about tool safety so that they can safely have fun and learn in the garden.
Seeds to Plate says a big thanks and goodbye to UCLA Public Health Student Meghan O'Connell for all her contributions to our program this summer!
In June, 2016, Seeds to Plate, the Gjelina Volunteer Program, Mark Twain Middle School and the Venice Boys and Girls Club teamed up to 20 students with a hands-on workshop to create their own restaurant. They designed their menu, learned to cooked an appetizer, entree and dessert, divided themselves into front of house and back of house staff, and served their family a three course meal in Mark Twain's Secret Garden!
Thanks to the Creative Artists' Agency for their wonderful effort working in the garden!