Let’s talk Urban Gardening at Ramona

What’s the point of urban farming? Wanting to open up discussion during our first week together, I asked my sixth grade students what they thought about farming in cities, especially on their school campus. There were a lot of differing answers from better access to fruits and vegetables, to learning about the ecosystem, to being in the fresh air, and to getting exercise. I was happy to see that the kids were genuinely excited about their garden and look forward to more and more students sharing in these experience across the city!

Then we explored their garden space to see what was growing. The students tasted kale and observed an apple seed that a student was growing (from her apple at lunch a few weeks before!).

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.