Jessica Cruz, Marvin Mouton, and Lawrence Perkins at Alta Plaza Park

Jessica Cruz, Marvin Mouton, and Lawrence Perkins at Alta Plaza Park

Gardener Marvin Mouton has been at Alta Plaza Park since late last year.  We can see the results of his hard work and quality of attention in many areas of the park.  Marvin is a modest man, always giving credit to his gardener-assistants, emphasizing that he couldn't do his job without them.  We took this photo the other day of Marvin with two of his assistants: Jessica Cruz on the left and Lawrence Perkins on the right.  Both have been working at the park for about six months.  Look closely at the photo of Jessica, and you'll notice that she's wearing beautiful earrings with sparkling flower petals.  One of her trademarks is always looking fashionable as she does her job.  Lawrence is very quick on his feet; in fact, you rarely see him walking from place to place in the park -- he usually sprints.  Both Jessica and Lawrence are learning a great deal from Marvin, who has taken them under his wing.  They rattled off a list of weed names that left our head spinning.  Unfortunately, due to the weed infestation in the no-mow grasses, they've had to learn a lot about weeds and how to get them under control.  They're also learning a great deal about other gardening tasks.  We're grateful to have Marvin, Jessica, and Lawrence working here at Alta Plaza.  When you see them, please thank them in person.