Summer is right around the corner!

Pickled Vegetables

Pickling is an easy way to help preserve food and reduce waste. If you’re looking for ways to preserve your summer harvests and are curious about pickling, check this simple recipe out by epicurious!

Farm to School with EMUHSD

Vegetable Pickling & Bánh Mì

Students at Arroyo and Rosemead High School participated in a hands-on pickling workshop led by Active SGV. In the workshop, students learned about food preservation, practiced chopping skills, and pickled daikon radishes and carrots in their pickle jars. To gain a better understanding of how to use pickled vegetables, students also helped assemble bánh mì sandwiches that traditionally incorporate pickled foods. Students got a brief history lesson on the Vietnamese sandwich and got to take their pickle jars home. The workshop was a great way to introduce new foods, cooking skills, and conclude the school year with good taste.

Vegetable Pickling

Student Creations and Visions

Underclassmen of our farm to school programs have expressed their creative outlets in various meaningful ways this school year. Rosemead High School freshmen, Isabella Liu won the Best of Thymes Garden logo contest with her amazing design concept. Arroyo High School’s Garden Club President Laraine Quang designed the club’s official 2023 club pin for active members. The student’s visions and designs came to life as they were printed in shirts, pins and club merchandise for many to enjoy and help advocate for their school gardens. We wish to continue providing safe spaces for students to chisel their green thumbs and express their creative outlets.

Student Creations

Congratulations Class of 2023!

Many of the farm to school participants will be graduating and transitioning into adulthood. We are very grateful for the active student participation from our high school and adult transition students. Our students have contributed immensely to our farm to school gardens that helped us grow, sustain, and create more impactful programs. We wish all our graduates the best in their future endeavors and hope the lessons and memories gained from their gardens will guide them to a successful future! Congratulations Class of 2023!

Congratulations to the Class of 2023

Thank You Volunteers & Students!

We want to thank all our amazing volunteers and students during the month of May! This month we had over 400 visitors who contributed 864 hours in cultivation and garden beautification efforts. We want to express our deepest gratitude for helping us combat food insecurity and creating more greenspaces in our community!

Thank you volunteers and students
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