Juan Cabrillo’s Garden is Ready for the School Year!

After a full summer of pruning, composting, planting and watering, I am happy to declare that Juan Cabrillo’s garden is ready for the new year! Just look at these beautiful plants!

<img src="http://enrichla.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/IMG_20160817_140420-1050×1400.jpg" alt="A year later, this DIY vertical pallet garden is overflowing with vibrant emerald succulents!” width=”1050″ height=”1400″ class=”size-large wp-image-39666″ /> A year later, this DIY vertical pallet garden is overflowing with vibrant emerald succulents!
the sweet leaf/stevia plant is huge! looking forward to steeping it in tea...

the sweet leaf/stevia plant is huge! looking forward to steeping it in tea…

eggplants almost ready to fruit!

eggplants almost ready to fruit!

Of course the chocolate mint is taking over - but we say that's a good thing ;) ...

Of course the chocolate mint is taking over – but we say that’s a good thing 😉 …

Curly kale is still growing beautifully from last year!

Curly kale is still growing beautifully from last year!

Never-ending nasturtium.... ;)

Never-ending nasturtium…. 😉

“dino” kale, a huge hit with the staff and kiddos…

Hope Cox

Native to Tennessee, Hope fell in love with urban farming while majoring in Nutrition/Dietetics at UT Chattanooga. She volunteered at an urban farm there for two years and gleaned (pun intended!) bushels of knowledge about harvesting & planting, CSA box coordination, farmers market stands, school field trips, farm-to-table and more. When Hope moved to Los Angeles in late 2014, she began volunteering with EnrichLA and soon after became a Ranger. She loves sharing with her elementary students the hands-on experience of gardening, finding bugs, composting and eating from the garden. The expression of glee on the students' faces when they discover a new critter or favorite vegetable is the best part of Hope's day! One day, she hopes to be a real farmer in the country but for now is glad to be learning the ins-and-outs of inner-city farming.