Bugs & Seeds | Foster

During our class today, we talked about the bugs that make the garden happy and bugs that make the garden sad. Then we went on a scavenger hunt to see what we could find… check it out!

We found some ladybugs. They eat aphids (tiny insects that suck the juice out of the plants)!

We found some ladybugs. They eat aphids (tiny insects that suck the juice out of the plants)!

We found bagrada beetles, which chew up the leaves on the arugula, broccoli and cauliflower plants.

We found bagrada beetles, which chew up the leaves on the arugula, broccoli and cauliflower plants.

Lastly, we found milkweed seeds and spread them around the garden to attract the monarch caterpillars! (Picture by Hope Cox)

Lastly, we found milkweed seeds and spread them around the garden to attract the monarch caterpillars! (Picture by Hope Cox)

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.