- Author: Loren Nelson
Community gardens are not only beneficial to residents with plots, but to the community as a whole. Huntington Beach has a 2.5 acre community garden, and gardeners donate a portion of their crops to food banks and senior programs. A local Eagle Scout troop even built a rabbit-proof fence as a service project, making the garden a true community project. Costa Mesa has the Del Mar and Hamilton gardens, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Tustin hosts a garden for those without the space in their own homes, Santa Ana has Jerome CommUnity Learning Garden (where those utilizing it can give back by bringing their surplus to the facility for other community members) and UC Irvine has the Anthill Village Community Garden.
Although they provide valuable services, the gardens are incredibly impacted; those hoping to plant at Del Mar and Hamilton gardens can expect to wait about two years. There is only one active community garden in Newport Beach: The Oasis Senior Center Community Gardens provide seniors with an outdoor activity as well as nutritious produce. Having a Newport Beach community garden open to all ages in Newport would encourage neighbors to interact and improve diets while providing an outlet for physical exercise. Growing a garden teaches about dependence on the land and can serve as an outdoor classroom. Gardens encourage environmentally conscious lifestyle changes and lead to a decreased carbon footprint. There’s also the added benefit of beautifying our communities.
- Author: Loren Nelson
August 21, 2013.
$5.00 admission. $7.00 parking.
Download Event Flyer, Donation Form, & Chili Cookoff Entry Form.
Also, the Fairy Garden Contest will be held the same day. Judging at the Plant Auction & Chili Cookoff. No entry fee, no limit on entries. Download Flyer.
September 21, 2013. 4P to 8P.
The Fascination of Orchids International Show & Sale at South Coast Plaza Village will be SOON be Here!
- September 28 & 29, 2013 10 am to 5 pm on both days
- Admission And Parking Are Free
- Parking is very close and is easy wheelchair accessible
Visit this Show & Sale and witness one of the largest assortment of orchids from around the world!
World Class Vendors including those from: Ecuador, Brazil, Thailand, Malaysia, Japan, Republic of China, Philippines and the USA!
Experience Thousands of Exotic Orchids on Display and Sale by in an Outdoor Setting Under a Tent and Trees at the beautiful South Coast Plaza Village (Corner of Bear and Sunflower) Across the Street from South Coast Plaza.
Between Morton's The Steak House and The Room & Board Store, 1631 W. Sunflower Street Santa Ana, CA 92704