Vic and I are excited to report that the reality of a community garden in Huntington Beach is drawing ever closer. On Wednesday, the membership of the community garden group is meeting at 7 p.m. at the Lake Park Clubhouse at Lake and 12th streets to assign garden plots.
Unlike the now defunct community garden that used to be at Goldenwest College, the planned garden at the end of Atlanta Street is a partnership between the city of Huntington Beach and the Huntington Beach Community Garden group. The land is owned by Southern California Edison. All that is needed is for the city and Edison to come to an agreement on how much the city will pay to lease the land. We're expecting that the agreement will occur later this month.
Interest in a community garden has been high, and the original 77 plots were reserved very quickly. With another 27 people already on a waiting list, the garden committee redesigned the layout to accommodate 110 plots. That means that there may still be a few plots available.