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Fall Workshop Resources

Companion Planting and Pest Management In early November we held Fall Workshops throughout Los Angeles. Thank you to all who came! We had a wonderful time learning about what different schools have in terms of pest and what they have tried in the past. As promised, here is an overview of what we talked about: […]


LAUSD and Big Green Celebrate National School Lunch Week

It is National School Lunch Week and Farm to School Month! In celebration of National School Lunch Week, Big Green is partnering with LAUSD Food Services to celebrate and highlight garden crops and the yummy local food that LAUSD Food Services and Gold Star Foods work hard to bring to students’ plates. School gardens bring […]


All About Garlic

“Have you heard of the garlic diet? You don’t lose much weight, but from a distance your friends think you look thinner! [1]“   Fall is garlic planting time in most of the country, including Los Angeles County. Garlic needs cool temperatures followed by heat to produce a bulb. Due to the long-term popularity of […]


All About Kale

Happy Kale Day! National Kale Day is celebrated the first Wednesday in October. LAUSD Food Services will be providing their middle schools with a kale recipe but you too can celebrate! Read below to learn more about this superfood and find recipes and resources to celebrate every day like it’s Kale Day! Background Kale, Brassica oleracea, […]


Three Sisters Gardens

The “Three Sisters” garden is a traditional companion planting method used by Native Americans for at least 5,000 years. Each “sister” is an agricultural crop that benefits another: corn: provides climbing support for beans beans: provides nitrogen to the soil which corn and squash can access winter squash: prevents weeds by blocking sunlight from reaching […]