The Altadena Community Garden is one of the oldest community gardens in Los Angeles County. The two-and-a-half-acre site was constructed in the 1970s and comprises 75 individual garden plots and a beautiful deck with a scenic view of our mountains. It is one of the true treasures of Altadena. Four plots are designated for the support of educational programs-- the Loma Alta Park after school program, the Victory Garden classes, the Altadena Foothill 4H Children Club program and the Girl Scouts of America Troop #4601.
What started out as a repair project of the deck in 2017, turned into a complete demolition of the original structure, including the surrounding landscape of fauna-fostering flora. The deck had been a meeting place for over forty years and the structure was showing wear and was becoming hazardous. The new construction by the Department of Parks & Recreation produced an improved deck able to support the needs of field trips and events in the garden but the surrounding landscaping remains to be done. The whole community will be proud. It is a wonderful place to relax, reflect and enjoy the quiet peace of the garden.
Under my direction a team of garden members came together and presented a plan for the new deck landscape design. The plan specifies gardens that are low maintenance, walkable and drought tolerant. The new landscape will include educational components for the school field trips and visitors.
The new landscaping design is ready to implement and we need your help. I am writing to ask for your financial support to secure the $9,000.00 needed to complete the deck landscaping project. Will you help us? No contribution is too small, and all contributions are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law, in accord with our 501(c) 3 status. Please consider making a contribution. We are grateful for your help in this historic and important community project. Should you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me.
Silvera Grant, President
Altadena Community Garden
firstname.lastname@example.org or call me 626-398-9840.