Being Resourceful at Juan Cabrillo

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle … Respond. That’s what some of the kids are learning right now in their first and second grade science classes. Related to this topic of sustainability and preservation, I brought a fun craft to my students at Juan Cabrillo today. With newspaper, tape, soil and seeds, we created decompostable pots. The students chose which seeds to plant in their containers and will, in a few weeks, plant the entire pot into the ground once their seedling is big enough. This method of planting reduces waste by not using plastic planters, reuses newspaper that would otherwise be thrown away, recycles the newspaper in a different manner and RESPONDS to the call to do something!

Afterwards, we had time to look at the worm bin and see how our worm friends are doing …

Hope Cox

Hope is an urban farmer, garden educator and foodie transplanted from Tennessee to SoCal in 2014. She hopes to move out of the big city one day to pursue the life of a sustainable farmer; but in the meantime loves to teach elementary kids about how food is grown, nutritious and tasty recipes and connecting with nature.