FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # CM: 042414
Community Invited to Groundbreaking Ceremony to Enhance Peace Garden at Martin Luther King Jr Park
The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (LBDHHS) in
partnership with the Downtown Long Beach Lions Club invite the
community to attend a groundbreaking ceremony for the Peace Garden
Enrichment Project on Saturday, April 26, at 11:00 am at Martin
Luther King Jr. Park, 1950 Lemon Ave., Long Beach.
"The improvements will help the garden promote healthy and
sustainable food, along with peace, respect and understanding
throughout Long Beach," Mayor Bob Foster said.
“It is a great pleasure of mine to have created one of the
first community gardens in Long Beach and to see it continue to
enrich our entire community,” said Councilmember Dee Andrews,
who represents the 6th District.
The Peace Garden, which is part of the LBDHHS Healthy Active Long
Beach Program, opened at King Park in August 2010. The enrichment
project will add a trellis over the garden's Learning Center, a
drip irrigation system, a table and sink, an automatic vent and
mist system for the greenhouse, and a seed library. The enrichment
project also will enable the site to be better utilized for
educational workshops and activities.
The enrichment project is made possible thanks to a grant from the
City of Long Beach Neighborhood Partnership Program and donations
of money and labor from the Downtown Long Beach Lions Club and
local businesses. The Downtown Long Beach Lions Club is a 501(c)3
nonprofit service organization established in 1921 to identify and
fulfill the needs of the community of Long Beach.