Wildflowers at Alta Loma

I love how Alta Loma’s garden has so many drought tolerant plants … from rosemary to poppies to creeping thyme to coreopsis to artichoke… it’s so cool! In fact, this genre of plants quite outweighs the edibles; so we will be planting fruits and veggies this summer to increase the biodiversity. 🙂

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Hope Cox

Native to Tennessee, Hope fell in love with urban farming while majoring in Nutrition/Dietetics at UT Chattanooga. She volunteered at an urban farm there for two years and gleaned (pun intended!) bushels of knowledge about harvesting & planting, CSA box coordination, farmers market stands, school field trips, farm-to-table and more. When Hope moved to Los Angeles in late 2014, she began volunteering with EnrichLA and soon after became a Ranger. She loves sharing with her elementary students the hands-on experience of gardening, finding bugs, composting and eating from the garden. The expression of glee on the students' faces when they discover a new critter or favorite vegetable is the best part of Hope's day! One day, she hopes to be a real farmer in the country but for now is glad to be learning the ins-and-outs of inner-city farming.