Gentle Fingers at Sullivan

My little garden friends at Sullivan Preschool have been practicing walking ever so nicely in their garden. They pretend they are slow snails, taking their time in the pathways to be safe and to look around. I have been so proud of their calm bodies that this week we moved on to using “un dedo” (one finger) to touch the plants.

With our index fingers, we gently stroked the leaves of the plants to feel their texture and to show them that we are kind. The kids also observed with their eyes – finding ladybugs, butterflies and different colored flowers. Pretty soon we’ll start planting seeds for the upcoming winter season!

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.