Blue-green Alkali Rye grasses are lush this summer as they spread through Ballona Creek’s estuary. Sweeping fresh color over damaged wetlands, they restore splendor to a landscape brought back to life by a community’s love.
The Alkali Rye is my favorite grass and its beauty seems even greater when I recall how – just five years ago -- Westside Global Awareness School children helped bring it back.
The summer I learned from our school system meant that the season began in mid-June and ended just after Labor Day. That time period for summer matches up pretty closely with the season of the summer solstice.