Calvert – Harvesting Garlic

Hello Garden Friends,

Last Friday at Calvert we said a sweet farewell to our fourth grade students. As a final farewell, we planted tomatoes, harvested garlic, and played a nice game of compost relay. Aerating our bins and getting the kids to move around is huge! They have so much energy and being able to channel it into a soil building activity is perfect 😉

Below you can see a picture of the students working out. This week we will harvest the compost and turn our existing piles.

Until then!

-Jeff Mailes

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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.