Planting Kale and Chard with Western Addition Beacon

6.26.15-WABeacon-KP_IMG_2028Friday afternoon, June 26, 2015 the Western Addition Beacon youth came for a summer science lesson in the Koshland Garden. The first group was soon-to-be kindergardeners, and the second group, soon-to-be first graders. It is always especially fun to work with these age groups because they are new to the garden and just as energetic as can be! 6.26.15-WABeacon-KP_IMG_2019Both groups listened to a story, one about the color green (Green by Laura Vaccaro Seeger) and the other about the Earth (The Earth Book by Todd Parr). 6.26.15-WABeacon-KP_IMG_2049Then they got to dig a bed with a pitchfork and plant kale and chard starts. 6.26.15-WABeacon-KP_IMG_1930Great Western Addition Staff, Margaret Nwabueze, Dayanit Rojas and Myra Carr joined the groups on their adventures.6.26.15-WABeacon-KP_IMG_19886.26.15-WABeacon-KP_IMG_2008 6.26.15-WABeacon-KP_IMG_2055BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens) summer intern, Meena Khan assisted Adrian Almquist with the classes as well. After planting the vegetables, everyone got a watering can and went off to water the garden. A great way to end the day on a Friday! 6.26.15-WABeacon-KP_IMG_19826.26.15-WABeacon-KP_IMG_2058For more photos, check out our CommunityGrows Flickr Photostream here.