As of June 2021, we have built 30 garden plots. The CLG Board of Directors estimate that many more garden plots of various sizes can be created. This includes having special growing areas. In addition, we have built some benches and a shade structure. We plan to build additional shade areas, sheds, and garden furniture to support member gardeners.
Our CLG Volunteers Day Events continue to help build garden plots, garden structures, and assist with garden planting, watering and maintenance. Our volunteers are the engine that keep our organization moving forward and we are so grateful.
We continue to seek grant opportunities to upgrade to a drip irrigation system, fund our garden building, and support our education program workshops. We also continue to seek materials and lumber to build more garden areas. We accept any used or unused lumber in good shape. We especially need 2x4, 2x6, and 4x4s.
The donated property is centrally located within five miles of the cities of Reedley, Orange Cove and Dinuba on the Southwest corner of Manning and Crawford Avenues.
We have created a 501c3 nonprofit organization supported by the communities it serves and a committed Board of Directors. This structure and our growing community support base will ensure our long term sustainability and benefit to the community.
The American Community Gardening Association (ACGA) is a bi-national nonprofit membership organization of professionals, volunteers and supporters of community greening in urban and rural communities. The Association recognizes that community gardening improves people’s quality of life by providing a catalyst for neighborhood and community development, stimulating social interaction, encouraging self-reliance, beautifying neighborhoods, producing nutritious food, reducing family food budgets, conserving resources and creating opportunities for recreation, exercise, therapy and education.