Final Class @ Foster!

What a lovely year, gardening and teaching at Foster Elementary! To commemorate the last day of Garden Classes before summer, I wanted to share an experience for them to remember: making food together and serving one another.

Our recipe was a simple pasta salad: shell pasta, diced yellow pepper, diced cucumber, diced tomato, torn fresh garden greens and garden-grown basil and Italian dressing. Each student had a certain task – from chopping veggies, to harvesting and tearing up garden greens, to mixing, to serving up the plates, to picking up trash and even washing dishes! I was SO proud of everyone’s participation and enthusiasm – what a joy to see the kids (and teachers!!!) ENJOY the garden. How my heart welled to receive Thank You letters and hugs today! I will surely miss the students over the summer and look forward to returning next year!

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A happy summer to you all!

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.