Jack-o'-lanterns and RAMAS

  • Jack-o’-lanterns and RAMAS

    Posted on November 13, 2017 by Jessica Ozuna

    Interns with their students showing their awesome jack-o’-lanterns!

    Interns with their students showing their awesome jack-o’-lanterns!

    Interns with their students showing their awesome jack-o’-lanterns!

    Towards the end of October students were able to carve their own pumpkins! These weren’t just any pumpkins, they were pumpkins grown by LCS interns at Castlemont. During the process interns led students in picking a design for their pumpkin and then carving it collectively. This was a really fun activity for the students to engage with what they are growing and some students were even willing to taste the insides of the pumpkin!

    Some of the Castlemont interns working in their school farm.

    Some of the Castlemont interns working in their school farm.

    As well as building with our students interns from different schools have the opportunity to meet up together which we call RAMAS. RAMAS was created to represent that our program  is branching out from one small location to seven different schools. This allows us to make connection in the community and with other communities in Oakland so far. RAMAS has been a great way for interns to learn about each other and there are also activities where they can reflect on how much they have accomplished on their garden.