Wrigley Village Community Garden sows seeds of change

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wrigley-village-community-gardenOn Saturday, August 1, 2009, Long Beach Organic, Inc. in collaboration with private property owner and local business woman (SISco Business Services Inc.), Annette LaBarca, City of Long Beach’s Neighborhood Leadership Program team – Waves4Change; Wrigley Association and the Long Beach Redevelopment Agency invite you to break ground on the Wrigley Village Community Garden.

The Wrigley Village Community Garden will be located at 2044 Pacific Avenue in the heart of the Pacific Corridor. This grass roots celebration will complement the City of Long Beach’s own extensive redevelopment efforts to improve Pacific Avenue through the Wrigley Village Streetscape Project.

The mission of the Wrigley Village Community Garden is to empower people of all ages and incomes to grow and eat healthy, organic, local food. The garden will also boast a community orchard, composting area and picnic tables.

The festivities and ribbon cutting ceremony on August 1 will be the first step toward the creation of an invigorating community gardening space. The Garden will offer a youth gardening program, free educational workshops and will be a future site for art installations as well as green location for future community events.

The Wrigley Village Community Garden celebration kicks off at 10:00 am and will feature a ribbon cutting ceremony at 11:30am. Many local dignitaries and city management will be present as keynote speakers. Festivities will include opportunity drawings, music, kid’s activities such as “stepping stone painting” and a ‘how to’ seed starting demonstration. Renee’s Garden Seeds and Botanical Interests will provide complimentary seeds for the kids.

Along with offering an opportunity for garden space sign-up’s there will also be information booths from local groups such as Beach Greens, Long Beach Organic, Inc, Wrigley YEL team, Wrigley Association, LBPD, LBFD and much more.

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