Yummy salad!! | Juan Cabrillo

Today was so much fun I nearly forgot to take pictures! Frank and I made salad with each class, even TK! We split the kids into groups: One group helped to harvest garden-grown lettuce, mizuna mustards, curly kale, Russian kale and dinosaur kale, chard, onions, borage flowers, nasturtium flowers and radishes. Another group chopped store-bought cucumber and shredded carrots. And another group helped to serve the salad. We dressed it with homemade lemon-honey dressing. The kids gave a thumbs up for trying it! Some even ate it for the first time!

Frank brought re-usable forks and bowls to wash and recycle with each class!

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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.