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Evan Caring for Brussel Sprouts

Jun 28, 2014

Evan is a first grader at Language Academy in San Diego, CA. On one of his class trips to the garden, he noticed that our brussel sprouts and cabbage plants were filled with "little green bugs". This launched us into a lesson on ways to keep our plants healthy so that they can continue providing us with food. We decided that a safe way to care for our plants was to introduce beneficial lady bugs. A few weeks later, Evan and a few classmates joined me in releasing ladybugs. The brussel sprouts were harvested and donated to a few school families with a yummy recipe on how to cook them. I often see Evan out in the garden, inspecting the leaves of plants. He has now moved on to inspecting tomato plants and picking off green little caterpillars. Tomatoes are his favorite fruit to eat. It's a joy to see a six year old learning a lifelong skill and take joy in caring for our garden.

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