Today Ms. Palo's class planted broccoli and kale in an upper bed. Before planting the students mixed in some compost. We organized the bed with the square foot gardening method which involved measuring with the yardstick and marking with tape. We put one broccoli plant in a square foot and two kale plants in a square foot.
This bed also contains a 2 year old white sage plant that we will transplant to the Native American Garden later when it's cooler. Each student got a leaf to smell. We discussed how our local Native Americans, the Chumash and Tongva, burned white sage as part of ceremonies.