Wrigley Community Garden takes root on Henderson Avenue

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wrigley-garden-5A fresh new community garden spanning two city lots now blossoms at the site of a former drug house. Wrigley is Going Green (WiGG) and Council member Dee Andrews have secured the use of 1950-1960 Henderson Avenue for use as a temporary space for the Wrigley Community Garden.

Volunteers turned out last Saturday to prep the land and get ready for the first season of gardeners. Thanks to mulch from the Long Beach Mulch-a-Lot program and the group of hard working residents, the empty land was transformed into 39 ready-to-plant plots.

The Wrigley Garden is a two-year project designed to positively change the lives of local residents by helping them grow their own food. Available to all Long Beach residents, it’s first come, first served with a sliding scale starting at only $20 per year for Henderson Avenue residents.

The Wrigley Community Garden will officially open with a ribbon cutting ceremony and Plant Sale Saturday, July 18 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the garden 1950 & 1960 Henderson Avenue. The sale and celebration will feature plants, plots and baked goods, with proceeds going towards the installation of an irrigation system for the garden. Donations will also be accepted.

Anyone interested in a plot should contact Sasha Kanno, Director of the Wrigley Garden, by email at sasha@wrigleygarden.org. There are 20 plots left. For more information visit the Wrigley Community Garden online at wrigleygarden.blogspot.com.

Later this summer, Long Beach Organic will collaborate with the Long Beach RDA to put another community garden on Pacifc Avenue. Look for more information about the Wrigley Village Community Garden coming soon on EverythingLongBeach.com.

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2 Responses to “Wrigley Community Garden takes root on Henderson Avenue”
  1. Barbara Sinclair says:

    This is such a great project. Thanks to all who are making it possible. I’m looking forward to meeting neighbors, getting my hands in the dirt, and of course harvesting some gorgeous healthy veggies in a few months

  2. And just when I thought I could not love this neighborhood more!