The Huntington Beach Community Garden will officially bloom Saturday, as the city plans to celebrate the long-awaited project with a ribbon-cutting.
The ceremony is scheduled for 1 p.m. at 10134 Atlanta Ave. City Councilman Devin Dwyer and other city leaders, as well as Father Christian Mondor from Sts. Simon & Jude Catholic Church, are expected to attend.
David Baronfeld, the president of the nonprofit garden, said in addition to beautifying Surf City, the project would have culinary benefits.
"If you really wanted to taste something that was grown the way it was intended to be grown, not for mass production for thousands of people and millions of people, but the way your grandma used to do it, then grow it in the garden," he said. "That's what this is all about."
The organic garden features 115 plots, which gardeners can rent for $100 a year each. Right now all the spots are rented, but the organizers are taking sign-ups in case some people drop out, Baronfeld said.