Today some small plants and small rocks were cleared at the site of the future Marquez Native American Garden. It will be in the marquee area and also in the area to the right of the driveway. This garden is funded by a grant from the Pacific Palisades Garden Club to the Friends of Marquez.
We should have a plant plan by next week. Then, upon approval by LAUSD, we should be able to remove large plants and plant some of the plants that the 3rd and 4th graders have been studying this year in the garden such as sages, monkey flowers, California poppies and others. This will be used to teach the children, Marquez families and the wider community about the usage of plants. The area will include signage that shows what plants are in the area. We'll also have an online list of plants and uses by Chumash and Tongva. Children will be supervised when visiting this area during school.