Juan Cabrillo Summertime!

With intern Cindy’s help, both her and I worked hard at Juan Cabrillo today. We pulled out old plants, planted new seedlings, watered the plants with AMAL superfood, and chopped up and flipped one of the two compost bins. There’s still a bit to do (adding mulch to the top of the beds, planting more seedlings, chopping and flipping the other composter and adding more signage/a chalkboard for lessons) but we will continue this next week!

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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.