ALCMC – Harvest Time

Hello Garden Friends,

This week at ALMC we spent the first half of class answering questions as a team for our grant progess report. One of the questions asked the students to share a thought about their experiences in the garden. Here are two that warmed my heart:

“Hard works pays off” – Juan (age 17)

The garden is the best place to be in when you are sad or mad” – Alberto (age 16)

Afterwards we went up to the garden, watered our succulents, picked up trash and harvested a few of these beauties!

Until next week!

-Jeff Mailes

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.