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Volunteering for National Day of Service and Remembrance

In honor of National Day of Service and Remembrance, the thinkPARALLAX team volunteered at Ocean Knoll Farm – an educational farm that provides fresh produce to the Encinitas Unified School District and local residents in need. Scroll below to see what we learned along the way!

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Welcome to OK Farm!

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This milkweed is part of a pollination garden that attracts bees and monarch butterflies. Not all milkweed plants are created equal – some are grown using pesticides that can actually kill the helpful bees and butterflies so you want to make sure you know what you’re getting when you buy your plants.

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This garden shed was made by school children out of recycled bottles and is a great way to teach that (with a little creativity), trash can become useful again.

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This is apparently how NOT to water your plants. Water on the leaves + lots of sun = scorched leaves! It’s better to get down low and water right at the roots.

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Ideally, you want to plant your strawberries an inch apart.

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Together, we harvested 30 pounds of organic produce for the school lunch program!

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Thanks for the opportunity Ocean Knoll Farm! We enjoyed weeding, harvesting, and planting far more than we expected. We’ll be back!

 

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