Checking In On the Urban Kinder-Garden

Posted on Feb 15 2010 - 5:55am by Mike Lieberman

It’s been just over two months since I set up the Urban Kinder-Garden with Miss Avalos’ class at Kester Ave Elementary, so I took a visit to check in.

Shortly after the garden was set up, the students went on winter break. Some of the students families took the containers home to care for them. Unfortunately, there were some casualties and not all of the plants returned.

Miss Avalos and the students replaced the plants with some new ones, including kale and parsley.

Each week, Miss Avalos has a table assigned to taking care of and watering the plants.

Southern Cali has been getting some rain lately, so the class set out a bucket to harvest rainwater to water their garden and taught them about using the resources that are available.

Since the garden is starting to grow, the kids are getting more excited as they get closer to getting the salad that they set out to grow.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=he8Xuibe7KE

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  1. Fern @ Life on the Balcony February 15, 2010 at 12:12 pm -

    Awesome idea! I bet kids are a million times more likely to try vegetables they grew themselves.

  2. Mike Lieberman February 15, 2010 at 5:51 pm -

    I hope so. They all seem pretty excited about it.

  3. Fern @ Life on the Balcony February 15, 2010 at 8:12 pm -

    Awesome idea! I bet kids are a million times more likely to try vegetables they grew themselves.

  4. Mike Lieberman February 16, 2010 at 1:51 am -

    I hope so. They all seem pretty excited about it.

  5. Cindy May 23, 2011 at 5:32 am -

    The kids will remember this experience. We have a few neigborhood kids who eat mostly processed foods coming over to help with the compost and the garden. Their first comments always relate to gardening. I hear them telling their friends how composting works and I just smile and take it all in. Today we planted potatoes in sacks using the bottoms of cut off jeans. It’s cool how gardening with kids makes such a positive and lasting impact.

  6. Mike Lieberman May 23, 2011 at 1:40 pm -

    That’s awesome. The kids definitely love it when they can see it and all and get their hands dirty. 

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