On December 15 Ms. Palo's 4th graders planted yarrow, black sage, Douglas iris and mugwort in the Native American (Chumash inspired) garden. We discussed that Chumash used yarrow leaves to stop bleeding and that black sage was made into tea.We reviewed the uses of some of the plants that had already been planted, such as hummingbird sage and Cleveland sage. One child in each group was a scribe and wrote down information about the planting.
We have only a few more plants left to plant in this woodland area of the garden.
Thanks to Reese's mom for volunteering. Thanks also to the LAUSD gardeners who helped take out some bushes today. We also appreciate the cooperation of our plant manager, Mrs. Miller!
|Transplanting black sage|