After two years of seemingly endless planning meetings, the Huntington Beach Community Garden is finally going into the ground.
The new organic gardens will be at the end of Atlanta Avenue near Brookhurst Street, under the Southern California Edison power lines.
The ground has been disked and graded, water lines and spigots are installed, and the plots are all laid out. The first gardeners are beginning to work on their gardens. All of the plots will be open and ready for planting soon. A ribbon-cutting ceremony for the garden is planned for March 26, and will be attended by major donors, city officials and members of the community garden.
The history of getting a community garden going after the one closed at Golden West College goes back several years. A small group of people tried to get a community garden going about four years ago, but they just didn't have a critical mass of interested people.