Hawk’s Nest Community Garden Flourishing This Season at Nightingale!

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Gardeners from last spring were delighted to see an abundance of cherry tomatoes awaiting them in the Hawk’s Nest when they returned to school in August!  They picked these for about one month, eating them alone and bringing them home to cook with.

During that month, student groups led by Ms. Mukadisi, the D3 Lab, Mr. Cugley, Mrs. Jones and Ms. Lin reclaimed their plots from the spring.  Two remaining plots went to the Parent Center and the LACC afterschool Gardening Group.  As temperatures decreased, each group cultivated their land.  They tilled the soil and planted a variety of seedlings and starters including:  broccoli, carrots, radish, beets, cabbage, lettuce, kale and squash.

All of the gardeners are now looking forward to harvesting their crops in the upcoming weeks!  Students who are vegetable gardening for the first time this season are especially eager to try some new veggies!

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The D3 Lab is a collaboration between the Pearson Foundation's New Learning Institute, COMMONstudio design consultancy, and Nightingale Middle School in Los Angeles. It is one part idea lab, one part design and production facility, and one part "do tank." It is a place where students come to nurture and cultivate ideas, tackle big and small problems, and take action.

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