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Marie Steckmest
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Encouraging community service, environmental awareness and edible gardening
Encouraging community service, environmental awareness and edible gardening

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Ms. Chaides' 4th Graders Learn More about Native Plants and Drought Tolerant Planting
This week, Ms. Chaides' 4th graders learned more about native plants. They identified deer grass, white sage, monkey flower, California Poppy and California Sagebrush. They liked the smell of California Sagebrush.  We discussed that these plants, used by th...

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Ms. Schwartz's 3rd Graders Plant a Three Sisters Garden
This week Ms. Schwartz's 3rd graders planted a Three Sisters Garden in the edible garden. The three sisters are corn, beans and squash. The have been planted for generations by indigenous peoples in America. By the time Europeans came to America in the 1600...

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An Early Earth Day Lesson for Ms. Yoshida's 2nd Graders
This week Ms. Yoshida's 2nd graders learned about planting in reusable containers in preparation for Earth Day. Egg cartons, paper pots, milk cartons, toilet paper rolls and plastic tomato containers can be reused for starting seeds. The Scrapkins website a...

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Ms. Chaides' Class and Ms. Palo's Class Weed in the Native Garden
Last week both Ms. Chaides' and Ms. Palo's 4th grade classes weeded in the Native American Garden. The weeds like the recent rains.  This garden contains plants that are native to our local area, many of which were used by the Chumash and Tongva, our local ...

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Ms. Connor's 2nd Graders Planted in Recycled Egg Cartons
Today Ms. Connor's students learned about various methods for planting seeds that use recycled pots instead of plastic pots. We also discussed other ways to be good to the earth in preparation for Earth Day. Some choices besides egg cartons include toilet p...
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