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27/03 18

Celebrating and Saving the Garden  

Click here to read about the latest efforts surrounding Center Street Community Garden!

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14/08 10

An Urban Garden Grows  

Monica Rodriguez, Staff Writer

Posted by Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

POMONA – A group of more than 30 elementary and middle school-aged boys and girls recently made their way around Fairplex’s Urban Garden.

The children, part of the Pomona Hope summer program, sampled passion fruit and peppermint plants and handled lemon balm and fennel, all of which grow in an area less than an acre in size in the Fairview Farms section of Fairplex.

Produce from the Urban Garden is used in preparing meals at the Sheraton Fairplex Hotel’s McKinley’s Grille and at hotel events, said Dwight Richards, vice president of operations for the Los Angeles County Fair Association.

Having such a garden isn’t a completely new idea.

“The past several years we had a garden during (the L.A. County) Fair,” Richards said.

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14/08 10

Bonds Grow at Pomona Community Garden  

Monica Rodriguez, Staff Writer

Posted by Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

POMONA – Rudy Alvarado walked among the lush green plants he and his family tend to in a lot on the southwest corner of Center and Gibbs streets and names some of the things growing there.

The list sounds as rich as the produce section of a well-stocked grocery store.

“I have watermelon, I have radishes, I have jalapeño chile. Here I have (zucchini) squash. … I have corn. I have sunflowers and carrots,” Alvarado said in Spanish recently.

“Over here I have string beans, and right here, I have peanuts,” Alvarado said as he crouched down next to the plant and carefully held the young green pods in his hand.

Alvarado, along with his wife, Magali, and their two children, Ricardo, 8, and Gisel, 7, is among the urban gardeners who are growing food to put on their dinner table, trading gardening knowledge and building relationships at the Pomona Community Garden.

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