In 2010 the city of Pomona leased an empty lot across the street from the Community Center to the church for a Community Garden. In 2011 the garden was dedicated to the neighborhood as the Center Street Community Garden. Pomona Hope is proud to partner with First Presbyterian Church of Pomona. This effort has reduced crime in our neighborhood by 40% in the last six months.
The vision of the garden is to grow food, people and community. Families tell us they continue to save over $100 a month in grocery bills. In the future, Pomona Hope hopes to pilot a scalable model for urban green-space and gardening, as well as continue to impact the local community positively in terms of decreasing crime, increasing relationships, allowing opportunities to learn about gardening, agriculture and nutrition, and improving the lives of neighbors both through the beauty they see outside their doors, and the nutrition of food they can put on their dinner tables.
On the first Saturday of the month we have Garden Workdays, and on the third Saturday of the month we have Garden Workshops.
For more information or to rent a garden plot please visit the Center Street Community Garden website at: http://www.centerstreetgarden.org/
You can also reach our Garden Coordinator, Barbara Evans, at (909)918-GROW.