On Saturday, April 27, the Southgate Recreation & Park District is hosting the opening/orientation of the Rainbow Park Community Garden from 10:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.. After taking the public’s opinions in consideration they are ready for the opening of this community garden. They are hoping the garden will provide fresh locally grown produce with the end result of a more nutritious community.
New community garden opening this weekend in Oak Park
Rainbow Park in conveniently located on 42nd avenue, just east of Martin Luther King Boulevard, and the District is hoping for a large turnout. Aside from community members, District employees,and Bill Maynard, a local community garden expert, will be on site to answer any questions participants might have.
The event will also have three full hours of nutrition education, exercises and just pure community bonding. Interested community members can fill out registration forms, select a plot, pay their annual fees and receive free seed packets. The District provides the land and now it’s up to the community to make what they will of it.
A Hiram Johnson student, Michael Macias, surprised by the new garden stated “I think it would be beneficial because it is not the nicest area and it will bring a lot of positive attention to the community.”
A healthy community starts with projects like this one, and so everyone is encouraged to attend.
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