Ladybugs & Cauliflower at Foster

Today was the last day teaching Ms. Chavera’s kindergarten class. I was a bit sad because her students always brings a smile to my face. I shall miss their hugs! Also, each of them is not only curious but very mindful of the plants and animals. We’ve had so much fun observing worms, planting sunflower seeds and tasting chard with orange and tajin! I am also thankful to Ms. Chavera who assisted me each week with the lesson, reiterating it to her students throughout the week and letting them share with me what they remembered.

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Today we talked about ladybugs and their lifecycle. We read a book with pictures that showed each part of the life stage: eggs, larva, pupa and adult. Then we colored a picture to take home and tried to find a ladybug in the garden. We found one on a sunflower leaf! But no eggs or larva. Maybe next time…

Ms. Chavera with a freshly harvested cauliflower from the garden!

Ms. Chavera with a freshly harvested cauliflower from the garden!

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.