The Huntington Beach Community Garden (HBCG) received their approved Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) from the City of Huntington Beach and Southern California Edison on June 21, 2010. The MOU solidified several years of dreaming and planning by many volunteers, and the transformation of unused land under the power lines into a Community Garden of 110 plots began.
Our Mission Statement is to educate children and adults about organic gardening and to provide an area where individuals and families can grow fruit, vegetables, flowers and herbs for their own use and for local food banks.
We opened the garden with a ribbon cutting ceremony March 26, 2011 and are delighted to have celebrated many successful years of gardening and giving back to our community! Our gardeners donate thousands of pounds of delicious organically grown fruits and vegetables to local non-profits…all year round!
In order to accomplish this part of HBCG’s mission, the gardeners are asked to pledged 10% of their yield (several have donated up to 40%) for donation to local charities. The HBCG Harvest Brigade Committee delivers donated fruits and vegetables to eager charities in Huntington Beach.
Education is accomplished through “Organic Gardening” posts on this site, our facebook page (“like us” and “get notifications,” see upper right column), emails and newsletters to our gardeners, and our education membership meetings (February, March, April, June, and October) the third Wednesday of the month, at Lake Park Clubhouse (12th & Main, Huntington Beach). You are welcome to join us! See the calender (lower right column) for the next event.
The demand for garden plots continues to increase as Huntington Beach Community Garden’s familiarity, civic activity, charitable contributions and popularity grow…like weeds! 😉
HBCG is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization comprised solely of volunteers.