Mas Mulch at Foster

Today we continued our wood chip spreading activity. Some students learned safety and patience as they took turns shoveling mulch into the wheelbarrow and waited for their turn to scoop. Other students helped with odd jobs around the garden: planting seeds, cleaning plants of dead leaves, chopping plants for the compost pile, finding rolly pollies in the garden and transferring them to the compost, and sweeping the pathways.

 Every little bit of work goes a long way and it’s a joy to see the kids joyfully taking the responsibility of taking care of their garden!

We planted lots of seeds! Zinnias, multi-colored beans and carrots!

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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.