Get Growing! Wrigley Garden will offer trees and tips at Sunday Market
2010-01-14 · By Editor
Right now is a perfect time is get growing in sunny Long Beach. Join the Wrigley Garden for free fruit trees and advice on growing local fruits and vegetables this Sunday, January 17.
Supporters of this successful community garden will be on hand from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. to pass out free information and answer gardening questions at Long Beach Sunday Market at Longfellow Elementary School, Bixby Road and California Avenue.
Whether you’re a new or experienced gardener, drop by and talk to the Wrigley Garden folks about what you’d like to plant—and pick up a bare-root fruit tree before supplies run out. Find out how you can get your own community garden plot.
Long Beach has been ranked No. 3 out of 10 featured cities for having the most urban gardens per capita, according to the Trust for Public Land. Long Beach was among other U.S. cities including Seattle (No. 1), Portland, St. Paul, Honolulu, San Jose, Baltimore, Washington, DC, Anchorage, and Louisville.
Since opening this summer, The Wrigley Garden has fed about 40 families from its raised garden beds on the site of two former drug houses. The subject of a recent LA Times article celebrating the positive effects of gardening on the community, the Wrigley Garden is a two-year project located on land owned by the City of Long Beach. Supporters include The Long Beach Neighborhood Foundation, a 501(c)3 corporation, Wrigley is Going Green, The Long Beach Community Foundation, Connected Corridors and the 6th District Council Office.
For more information, contact Wrigley Garden Director Sasha Kanno at 562-230-7207.