Calvert – Artichoke Hearts and Seedling Starts

Hello Garden Friends,Calvert - May 13, 2016 - 2 of 2

Last week at Calvert, I had the 1st graders take a last look at the garden before their garden classes finished up for the year. We took in the sweet smells of sage and the strikingly electric purples of the artichoke flower. We planted some corn, bean, and squash seeds for next year and also culminated the class in a compost relay – turning the bins and then taking handfuls of soil to the areas of the garden where they had planted their seeds. All in all it was another beautiful day in the garden.

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.