Making an eyesore pretty

From left: Kate Novotny, Taylor Platner, MalibuGreenMachine President Jo Giese, Shelby Basso and Deborah McDermott.

Members of the MalibuGreenMachine were recently at the intersection of Zumirez Drive and Pacific Coast Highway to plan the “greening” of the corner parcel, which is currently a weedy eyesore. The community garden will be designed by landscape designer Deborah McDermott and landscaper Taylor Platner. It will include native plants and trees that have been donated by Burton Sperber of ValleyCrest Companies.

To donate funds, a community bench or to get involved in the Zumirez garden project, go to