Farm - Food - Fit
Repurpose Produce: Fresh Zucchini Bread
As summer harvests slowly come to an end, you probably have a surplus of squash or overgrown zucchini from your garden. If you’re looking for ways to utilize your extra zucchini, consider making zucchini bread. While this bread might not sound the most appetizing, zucchini bread is moist, tender, and doesn’t taste like squash. There are many different variations and recipes and the sneakiest way to hide vegetables. If you’re new to zucchini bread, consider checking out this easy tasty recipe from All Recipes!
City of El Monte Parklets
This September, the City of El Monte unveiled its parklet pilot program made possible by the Metro Open Streets Program. The project was made to support small businesses through temporary street demonstrations of parklets that provide community green spaces in the city. With the collaboration of Cyber Yogurt, Eco Urban Gardens helped green up one first parklet demonstrations in the city. The parklet showcases edible landscapes and includes plants such as basil, oregano, sage, passionfruit, butterfly pea, and more. We are excited to see how the landscape thrives throughout the year and are grateful to be a part of the movement.
Farm to School with EMUHSD
Rosemead High School
The Best of Thymes Garden has officially begun Garden Club meetings for the Fall semester. Students have been hard at work promoting their garden on campus and with restoration efforts. The club plans to plant winter crops such as daikon, kale, carrots, and cabbage just name a few. The club also plans on preparing light dishes such as pesto and butterfly pea lemonade as the season progresses. We are excited for all the growing this semester!
Oceanview Elementary School Garden Day
Oceanview Elementary School students started their first week in the garden! The Eco team partnered up with the East Whitter School District to host two workshops at Oceanview Elementary School. Students learned all about seasonal growing, plant health, and concluded their day planting a seed to take home. Students planted radishes, lettuce, spinach, and more! A total of 200 students were able to participate in the activity and many shared their little sprouts days after the activity. We are excited for future collaborations with Oceanview Elementary School!
La Madera Community Garden
Members of La Madera Community Garden have been working hard preparing for their annual Cempasúchil fundraiser for Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead). Altars and Day of the Dead celebrations are typically adorned with the famous Cempasúchil (Marigold) flowers. The vibrancy and strong fragrance of the flowers are believed to attract spirits to their dedicated altars. Native to Mexico, this flower has been used since pre-colonial times for spiritual and medicinal purposes. La Madera Community Garden will be selling Cempasúchil from October to early November for altars and celebrations. All proceeds will go towards supporting La Madera Community Garden. More details coming soon!
La Madera Community Garden is looking for volunteers to help with garden cleaning projects every Saturday 8-12pm at 3805 La Madera Ave, El Monte, CA 91732.
Come join us!
Support our Farm to School mission and take fresh, seasonal local produce home. We are currently stocking our pantry with produce grown at our various school sites weekly (Mondays & Saturdays) at Cyber Yogurt located at 3305 Tyler Ave, El Monte, CA 91731.
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