Calvert – Restarting the Greenhouse

Hello Garden Friends,

Last week at Calvert we brushed the dust off our greenhouse and filled it with peas and beans. Why peas and beans? Well, peas normally prefer cool weather and beans like it hot. The fall transition can be super tricky so we thought, hey lets plant both and be safe!

Now we wait to see which grows better!

Until then,



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.