Nature Boards | Juan Cabrillo

Today was such fun! The kids got to use their own creativity to create art in their garden. We went on a scavenger hunt to collect 5 items to contribute to individual nature boards and then went to work gluing and pasting (and holding our paper for dear life, as the wind was quite gusty!). Every kid had a different flair — some students even told stories with their art! Can you guess what’s happening in these pictures?

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We even found some bugs in the garden! But we spared them from the adhesive agents and observed them with our eyes instead :-P…

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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.