On February 29, 2016 Tierra Morgan, assistant with the after-school Rosa Parks ExCEL group from the Buchanan YMCA, brought her youth to Rosa Parks Garden for their weekly after-school garden class. CommunityGrows Assistant Garden Educator Cha’Shay Woldridge started the class by talking about the stages of development from seed to flower, and pollination. Two of our Spring BEETS, Adrian Valencia and Keyonce Mitchell, helped with the class and read parts of the story What is Pollination? by Bobbie Kalman.
Then the class moved to a trough in the garden and prepared it for seedlings. They dug out all the weeds, added rich composted soil, and buried the seeds. Some of the youth also made seedling soil blocks, reading them for planting. Others filled watering cans and watered the plants in the garden. All sorts of beautiful flowers were planted. Now we have to wait and see what will spring up!
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