Lassen ES – Herbs and Irrigation

Hello Garden Friends,

Today I Shelby and I met with the principal and walked the garden. We admired the herbs and said our prayers for the marigolds that never made it. Our tomatoes were fruiting a little but our squash and other summer starts we not doing so well. Together, we hypothesized that the nice shady space that we picked for a teaching area may not provide the sunlight we need for summer vegetable production. As a result Shelby and I ran some new lines to an adjacent sunny spot. We will return next week with some pots, soil, and seedlings. Take a look at this sweet video to augment the photos below.

Until next update!


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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.