Calvert – Light Misting

Hello Garden Friends,

This week at Calvert we had a few of the kinder classes cancel due to a light misting. I was a little disappointed, but I reminded myself that wet students don’t learn well. Since moving back to California from Oregon, I notice myself being extra critical of my fellow California Natives. If we stopped working every time it rained in Oregon we would never have gotten anything done! That being said, most people here don’t have proper raincoats and liability of slipping on the playground.. blah..blah..blah.

The classes that did show up had a great time! We inspected the compost pile that we built a few weeks ago and were very impressed by the amount of decomposition that occurred! We also got to smell the sage flowers, harvest arugula seeds, and look at the seedlings in the greenhouse.

All in all it was a good last day for the kindergarten class. I’ll see them again once more before the end of the school year.

Until next time!

-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.