Seed Tape (Autumn Crop Prep) at Ramona

Today was a fun day discussing the seasons of Los Angeles.

LA shares similar weather to the Mediterranean area of the world: Temperate weather most of the year except for the couple months of chilly and the couple months of hot.

We discussed that though fall technically began last week LA does not demonstrate autumn colors or leaves.

However, because the weather is so temperate, we can grow crops all year long!

To prepare for cold weather planting, I instructed the students to make SEED TAPE: Seeds spaced out on toilet paper.

To prepare for cold weather planting, I instructed the students to make SEED TAPE: Seeds spaced out on toilet paper.

We planted BEETS today on our tape. Beets are a root vegetable that are high in vitamin C and fiber. They also make a good dye!

Afterwards, the kids tasted tomatoes, chard & kale. They love it!!!

Afterwards, the kids tasted tomatoes, chard & kale. They love it!!!

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.