I thought it would be helpful to me and others if I started to document what I teach, grow and do in the garden. These are mini segments of my days at various schools and home gardens in the Los Angeles and Long Beach area. Hope you find them helpful!
We are still harvesting great big beautiful eggplant at the Aspire garden in the city of Bell Gardens. The students have been so interested to find out what something so lovely could possibly taste like. I explained that eggplant is delicious when roasted and sprinkled with fresh chopped herbs drizzled with olive oil. Luckily, the cafeteria is super close to the garden, and I was able to use their oven for the eggplant roasting! The children loved it and so did I actually! Especially the little extra toasted pieces...the flavor is addicting!
We made some room in the garden by removing bolted lettuce and arugula. I didn't take it all because the bees are loving the early flowers so until I can replace them, they will stay. I let some of the arugula go to seed and collected it then use it to continue to seed it around the garden all year round.