PLOTS ARE AVAILABLE!!
Call 909-622-1542 to get started today!!
Still time to plant YOUR garden!!
Center Street Community Garden was started with a dream. The open lot across the street from the church was once an eyesore to the community. It was littered with trash and unwanted furniture, broken bottles and drug paraphenalia. First Presbyterian Church Nightwatchman and resident, Drew Rushlow, along with help from others in the community contacted the City of Pomona and through hard work and dedication created the Center Street Community Garden. Drew, along with church youth and community members, turned the the empty lot into a beautiful flourishing garden. The corner at Center Street and Gibbs is now a place of community and growth, and where many passbyers love to stop and admire.
The 4 X 16 feet plots are available for rent to members of the community for $15 per quarter. We have monthly workdays, workshops, annual harvest celebrations and more. The garden is also used by Pomona Hope After School Program to assist in teaching the children of the community about growing vegetables and herbs, how they can make a difference in the community, and where their foods come from.
COMMUNITY GARDEN WORK DAYS AND WORKSHOPS: Upcoming work days are:
Saturday, March 4th, 2017 10am-12noon
Saturday, April 1st, 2017 10am - 12noon
Saturday, May 6th, 2017 10am - 12 noon
Saturday, June 3rd, 2017 10am - 12noon
Saturday, July 8th, 2017 9-11am
Saturday, August 5th, 2017 9-11am
Everyone is welcome to come and help on garden work days, even if you are not a current plot holder. Attendees enjoy snacks and water and have a lot of fun getting to know other gardeners and people from the community.
More info or questions? Call Shantee at 909-622-1542 or email her at: Shantee@pomonapres.org
We are open to internships, college students, community service workers, etc.. to work in the garden. Contact above for more info.