ALCMC- Cooking demo and Succulents

Hello Garden Friends!

Today, Farmer Jeff decided to do a cooking demo with the purple potatoes that the kids planted in the Fall! We harvested kale, onions, rosemary, and broccoli for our stir fry. Not only did we do a cooking demo today, we were also able to plant succulents that I had brought as donations from Home Depot on our vertical wall! Thanks to Home Depot’s donation, the once empty vertical wall is now decorated with beautiful, young succulents that students can enjoy upon their arrival into the school.

As you can see below, the kids had a great time filling their vertical wall with succulents and cooking with Farmer Jeff! Had such a blast today with the kids! Until next time!

-Josephine X]

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Jeff Mailes

Jeff Mailes is a garden designer and environmental educator working out of Woodland Hills, CA. A Los Angeles County Master Gardener and UC Davis Alumni, Jeff earned his B.S. in Environmental Resource Science in 2012 and has been growing edibles and natives for the past 6 years.

Jeff’s passion for plants and garden education has led him to school gardens from Los Angeles to Sacramento and all the way up to Portland, Oregon. Now familiar with ecosystems across the West Coast, Jeff has settled back home and works to bring people together over food and inspire the next generation of earth stewards to leave it better than they found it. When not writing about himself in the third person, Jeff enjoys singing with his guitar, going on camping and hiking excursions, and tossing a frisbee around with his friends.