Calvert – Pink Flowers and Red Carrots

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Yesterday at Calvert, the 1st grade students and I celebrated our last day of garden class together with carrots and songs. Everybody got to pick out and rinse off their own carrot to eat. Some students were skeptical of the red color of the carrots, after all, new things can be scary! However, many were delighted to see that the inside was a familiar orange color.

In the photos, below I have documented one of the most gratifying surprises coming out of the garden. WILDFLOWERS!

These flowers are the gift that just keep giving. These successive blooms have been gracing the garden with so many pollinators and colorful flowers. I’m glad we dedicated a whole bed to them!

Until next time,

Farmer Jeff



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.