Milkweed Munchies

At Wilton Place, we are very lucky to have lots of beautiful Milkweed in our garden. It provides the favorite snack for the this iconic larvae the Monarch caterpillar getting ready for a winter roost.

No other butterfly on earth travels as far as the Monarch butterfly does. The U.S., the eastern population migrates both north and south on an annual basis and can travel as far as 3 thousands miles.

We are very lucky to have such a wonderful climate and garden that can attract so many of these beauties. Munch way little guy, we planted these for you!

Christina Perez

Christina began her career in Urban Agriculture Development as an Urban Garden Educator in Portland, ME. She has recently moved to South LA, to take the tools and knowledge she has acquired to aid in dismantling the food apartheid.
“I firmly believe that educating youth is the best way to enact change. If people are aware of their options, they are more apt to make better choices. Which insures a healthy and happy future.”
She also works for RootDownLA managing food distribution systems and a food production garden. She actively works in food justice and feels that it an intersectional bridge towards a better life for all people.