ALCMC – Herb Spiral Renovation

Hello Garden Friends,

Last Tuesday at ALCMC the leadership development class broke ground on a new project. The herb spiral outside the ALC office! This area looks like at one point someone put some serious love into this space. Now, we restore.

Starting with water, we ran polytubing¬†around the spiral and learned to augment the 1/2″ line with emitters. The donation letters were finished and passed out to the students this week for distribution to local nurseries – asking for plants and succulent potting mix. I offered the students 1 extra hour of volunteer hours if they brought me a business card from an organization they had talked to about potential donations. 3 hours for any leads that manifested into actual garden supplies.

Below are some pictures of the students learning to turn sprinklers into drip.

Until next week!


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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.