Writing recipes at Foster

In preparation of summer time, my students and I made a refreshing drink today. I taught them how to make lemon-mint infused water and how to write the recipe to take home with them. We discussed how this drink doesn’t have any sugar but the natural sugar from the lemon and the refreshing flavor from the mint gives the tea a happy flavor. Afterwards, we tasted the drink; I’d say about 60-70% of the class enjoyed it, asking for more!

During garden exploration, the kids observed the beautifully colored autumn sunflowers (and collected some seeds for next year) and found bugs (of course!) and munched on some kale. I also took a few minutes to also paint our new chalkboard that we’ll be using next year when the seating area is re-mulched and a shade cover is installed.

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.