PUBLIC INVITED TO COMMUNITY GARDEN WORK DAY 8 A.M. TO NOON, SATURDAY, JAN. 25, 2014
The Villa-Parke Community Center, 363 E. Villa St., will host a fun "Community Garden Build Day" 8:00 a.m. to Noon, Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014 in partnership with the Pasadena Community Gardens Conservancy, a nonprofit organization, to support the new Community Garden being constructed at the Community Center.
The garden is being built with L.A. County funds from the Little Green Fingers program, part of First 5 LA, to build a second-floor, raised-bed-style garden with 30 individual container garden plots for families that will operate in conjunction with a ground-floor community garden serving 100 pupils and their families attending Head Start classes. The Villa-Parke Community Garden is expected to open in early February.
The Pasadena Community Gardens Conservancy (PCGC), www.pasadenacommunitygardensconservancy.org, has committed to funding up to $100,000 in programming, education, outreach, and volunteering at the Community Garden for five years, at $20,000 annually. The organization's financial support provides year-round instruction in gardening, nutrition and healthy cooking classes at the Center, plus a network of volunteers, a website and an e-newsletter. The PCGC is a fund of the Pasadena Community Foundation.
“As a group of Pasadena residents committed to making healthy vegetables and fruits available to all city families, we consider it a privilege to serve our neighbors living in the Villa-Parke area,” said Jessica Korzenecki, PCGC’s Co-chair.
PCGC has also committed to provide planting materials and healthy meals for the upcoming Community Build Day at the Villa-Parke Community Center, 363 E. Villa Street, Pasadena. All city residents are invited to attend and view progress on the garden’s construction.