While Vic was in Morro Bay with one of his birding classes last weekend, I worked on plans for the new Huntington Beach Community Garden. Sorry, Fountain Valley, membership is limited to residents of Huntington Beach. The garden group expects to be able to set foot on site this month at the Southern California Edison property at the end of Atlanta Avenue.
I attended both the fundraising and operations committee meetings this past week. The air in those meeting rooms was positively charged with excitement, as after a year and a half of hard work, the group is finally going to get its garden space.
Dave Dominguez and Jim Engle in Community Services have worked just as hard to get agreements hammered together to make a community garden a reality. And City Councilman Devin Dwyer has pushed hard to make it happen. But a lot of hard work remains. It's going to take money to turn the land under the power lines into a functional garden, and it's going to take a lot more hard work to implement the plans for 84 individual/family garden plots on this property.