Kids Make Hummus! | Juan Cabrillo

Today we made hummus with the kids. After I introduced the ingredients that were used, each student had a chance to add something to the food processor: garbanzo beans, kale, onions and olive oil! Some students harvested the fresh veggies from the garden to add to the hummus. We all eagerly watched the ingredients blend in circles and then we tasted it on a nasturtium leaf! Not as many kids liked it as last time but I was still proud of them for trying 🙂

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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.