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En Familia con LA Plaza – Virtual Series 

Get creative at home!  Explore easy-to-follow workshops that include art, culinary, and garden activities.  Catch each new episode of En Familia con LA Plaza and rewatch past sessions on YouTube by clicking here.  

Don’t forget to download easy-to-follow activity guides with supply lists and step-by-step instructions to help you with each activity.  

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Spring 2022 Episodes 

Join us this season for new virtual workshops designed to be easy for your family to watch and follow along at home. Catch each episode’s premiere on YouTube or rewatch later! 

National Farmworker Awareness Week & César Chávez Day

LA Troka: Chinampas | March 23, 2022
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Today in the United States, most farms grow single crops on a large scale. This system of farming can have negative effects on the earth and on the health of farm workers. Explore the Mesoamerican agricultural method known as chinampas, used by the Aztecs to cultivate multiple crops on shallow lake beds. Gather your supplies and try to make your own unsinkable garden! Build your own mini-floating chinampa to grow bean sprouts!
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Arte: ¡Sí, se puede! Organic Collage | March 25, 2022
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¡Sí, se puede! Yes, we can! Explore the work of labor leaders Dolores Huerta, Larry Itilong, and others who continue to advocate for farmworker rights. Learn about the formation of the United Farm Workers (UFW) and explore other activists today who continue to fight against social injustices. Gather your art materials and create an organic collage that can be used to inspire others! 
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Culinary Arts: Farm Workers Fruit Salad | March 30, 2022
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Who harvests the foods we eat? Explore the history, contributions, and perseverance of farmworkers. Honor the contributions of farm workers by learning how to prepare a healthy fruit salad with an agave lime chia dressing!
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Edible Teaching Garden: Integrated Pest Management | March 31, 2022
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¡La lucha sigue! The fight continues! The United Farm Workers (UFW) fought against the use of pesticides in agricultural fields, but how can we prevent the use of pesticides in our own home gardens? Integrated pest management is one way! Learn more about this method with us! Gather your supplies and follow along to learn how to prepare a garden disinfectant to clean and disinfect gardening tools at home. 
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Día de los Niños

Edible Teaching Garden: How to Explore a Garden | April 8, 2022
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Inhale and exhale! Gardens play a significant role in our overall health. Follow along and learn how to properly enter a green space; treat plants, animals, and insects with respect; and observe nature around you. Learn how to document your observations by writing and drawing!
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LA Troka: Codices – Food Memories and Traditions | April 12, 2022
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Food reflects our histories, families, cultures, identities, and so much more! Oftentimes food and traditions are shared with us through oral stories our elders might tell. Like our elders, Mesoamerican codices hold history, science, and sacred traditions. Examine ancient codices with us and explore food traditions practiced by the Aztecs while thinking about your family traditions. Gather your supplies and learn how to make your own codex to document your family’s food memories and unique traditions. 
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Arte: Comic Book Sequence | April 15, 2022
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BOOM! POW! ACTION! Comic books interconnect art and literacy. Press play to learn about the history of comic books and use your imagination to design and write your own comic book sequence where YOU are the hero!  
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Culinary Arts: Strawberry Citrus Refreshment  | April 22, 2022
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Sip, sip, ahhh! Strawberries and oranges are sweet and nutritious alternatives to processed sugars. Follow along and learn how to use these ingredients to make a strawberry citrus refreshment that is both healthy and delicious! Learn how to practice literacy skills in the kitchen! 
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Cinco de Mayo

LA Troka: Create your own Rain Stick | April 26, 2022
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Did you know that on May 5, 1862, during the Battle of Puebla, heavy rains hit Mexican and French soldiers on the battlefield? May is the start of the rainy season in Puebla, Mexico. Learn about Aztec and Maya rain gods that were honored and sought, especially during times of drought. Follow along to create your own rain stick that mimics the sound of a rainstorm.
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Culinary Arts: Sensory Exploration: Spices in la Cocina Mexicana | April 28, 2022
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¡Amarillo, verde, y rojo! Moles come is different colors and flavors! They also differ by region. Learn about Puebla’s signature mole dish while exploring the immense flavors and aromas of spices in Mexican cuisine. Gather your supplies and join us for a guided multi-sensory exploration of ingredients used in Puebla’s traditional mole recipe.  
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Edible Teaching Garden: Cactus Planting | May 4, 2022
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OUCH! Watch out for the espinas (spines)! Did you know the prickly pear cactus is native to Mexico and is important to Mexican history? Today it is planted, grown, and consumed throughout the world. In this video learn how a part of a cactus can be used to grow an entirely new cactus plant! Follow along to this step-by-step demonstration and learn how to grow your own cactus! 
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Arte: Juntas Patrióticas | May 5, 2022
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¡Viva Puebla! Did you know Cinco de Mayo is more widely celebrated in the U.S. than in Mexico? In California, Latinas formed juntas patrióticas, organizing committees, to fundraise money to support the fight against the French Intervention in Mexico. Learn more about these organizing committees through an art workshop that will encourage you to reflect on symbols and slogans used to communicate a cause you believe in.
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Past Episodes 

Want to dive into other family friendly activities?  Click here to see past episodes organized by various themes throughout the year! 

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