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Saturday, March 7, 2015

Get Rooted!

Gardening & Horticulture Workshop - March 5, 2015

The gardening and horticulture monthly workshop - Get Rooted! - , led by master gardener Lara Hughey,  was full of incredible gardening tips and tricks.  This month's topic was "Planting Seasonal Vegetables", and Lara provided participants with an informational talk about how to plan and prep the garden for spring and summer.  

Like all of our monthly meetings, we began with a tasting from the Harvest of the Month, courtesy of the Nutrition Education & Obesity Prevention (N.E.O.P.) led by Scott Perry.

Presenter Lara Hughey shared many gardening tips so every one was able to learn something.

Participants learned about how to select garden sites, soil prep, lighting, how to choose what to grow, companion planting, and so much more.

Whether it was how deep to plant tomatoes or how to increase acidity in soil for extra yummy blueberries, we all gained gardening know-how.

the hands on portion of the workshop included sowing seeds and transplanting seedlings.  We all planted.  Participants were then able to take every plant they transplanted back to their own school garden.

The workshop ended with N.E.O.P. providing garden appropriate gifts and supplies that were raffled off by Scott Perry.  Plus Lara gave away seeds and transplants were provided by the Science Center.

All LAUSD teachers are invited to our monthly gardening and horticulture workshop, Get Rooted!.  We meet the first Thursday of the month from 4:00 pm to 6:00.  We have lots of resources to give away and everyone takes home something for the garden.  Plus, network with other gardening teachers from multiple grade levels to share the work we do at the school site.

For more information, click here;  Get Rooted! - Gardening Workshop

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

New Promotional Video for Field Trips

Watch our new video! Girl Scout Troop 2405, created a spectacular infomercial to promote field trips to the science center.  This silver award project was completed by Ava Council, Jenna Osborne, Gia Rubalcava, and Anne Marie Spralja.  Take a look and see what a wonderful job the girls did.

Click on the picture of the bus to the left to see some of our field trip options.