Spring Cleaning

This week I had extra help from one of the special needs classes on campus. A bunch of plant matter had accumulated in a neglected  section of the garden; which meant it was time for some good old-fashioned spring cleaning! The students assisted me in removing the big branches, raking up the smaller debris, and putting it all into plastic bags. We separated some bigger logs to save for making a border on a flower garden. It was great getting to learn more about the kids, in a slightly more informal setting than usual, as we worked. On top of that, they were great workers! I would never have been able clear away all that stuff without their labor. The garden looks a million times better and I am indebted to some very special gardeners. IMG_0230 IMG_0227

Michelle Alger-Mintie

Michelle Alger-Mintie is an urban farmer and garden educator. She grew up in Los Angeles County and studied Environmental Studies at UC Santa Cruz. For the past 5 years she has worked on farms, in food distribution, in greenhouses, with special needs students and as a non profit program coordinator; all the time striving to make LA healthier, greener, better. She also currently works as a private edible gardener and makes vegetables beds out of pallets in her free time. To engage her services, send an email to malgermintie@gmail.com.