“Chard is delicious!” at Foster

Today at Foster, we were introduced to a new leafy green: Swiss Chard. This late-summer-early-fall green has a red vein down the middle. While some kids don’t mind eating it straight off the plant, and some kids compete for who gets the stem, some don’t like the bitter taste very much. So today, I brought some oranges and tajin with me to class … squeezing and sprinkling over the top of the leaves resembles an easy salad dressing. After our lesson, the kids helped me to pass out the leaves and eagerly asked for orange juice and tajin on their snack. They gobbled it up and asked for seconds! Yum!

Beautiful zinnias at Foster. Picture by Hope Cox.

Beautiful zinnias at Foster. 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.