Last week, students learned about how Sumerians irrigated their crops.
Using potatoes and yams students create blocks for stamping prints on textiles like they do in Mali.
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!
From her only window to the outside world, Anne Frank could see the sky, birds and a majestic chestnut tree. "As long as this exists," Anne wrote in her diary, "how can I be sad?" In preparation for their trip to the Museum of Tolerance and visit to the Anne Frank exhibit, 6th and 7th grade history and language arts students reflected on Anne Frank and her quotes on how the view from her window changed. They chose a spot in the garden, wrote about their feelings on what they saw in their "window" and will revisit their spot and feelings in late spring.
8th grade students planted Makah Ozette potato seeds to be part of the Slow Food USA School Garden Project: A Potato with a Past. Students will plant, document and photograph growth of the plants in the two beds and will harvest and cook the unique, nutty fingerling. The Ozette was a staple in the diet of the Pacific Coast Native Americans of the Makah Nation and brought directly by the Spanish from Peru to the Americas.
Students learn to compost, sort waste, and make an Edible Schoolyard "compost layer cake" with the FBI (fungi, bacteria and invertebrate)!
Ms. Alvarez's class connects their study of Sumeria by building an irrigation system, levees, canals, reservoirs and dams for their crops.
Students from Ms. Olinger's class gifted Seeds to Plate with a beautiful poem about the garden. Each student wrote at least one sentence, and the finished product is a wonderful piece of work. Thank you students!