ALCMC – Spring Showcase Prep

Hello Garden Friends,

Not much to write about this week. We spent all the class period working on our group presentations.. I fear we are still not ready – only time will tell. Getting humans to work together is never easy. Getting humans that have special needs, speak different languages, and come and go throughout the year to work together is nearly impossible.. but we work miracles in the garden – so why not try!photo 1

This was the first day I allowed the students to use the computers because we needed to put together a power point presentation. I spend the first quarter of the class bringing our students back to our topic and goal, then delegating responsibilities. I’ll leave some mystery to the presentation itself but for those that are curious, you may be able to glean some details from this picture of the white board 😉

Until next week!


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.