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Diamond Point Celebrates New Community Garden

The garden was created in partnership with The Growing Home.

After months of planning and fundraising, Diamond Point Elementary School now has its own garden.

The garden was started at the school In partnership with The Growing Home urban farm and educational center. On Sunday, volunteers from across the community came to build planter boxes, rake, and dig in the dirt.

Eggplants, peppers, zucchini, squash, tomatoes, and chilies are some of the vegetables that were planted, and spices include basil, oregano, thyme, and marjoram. Plum and orange trees, as well as grapevines, are also in the garden.

Funding for the project came through donations from Pomona Unified School District President Jason Rothman, Vice President Dr. Roberta Perlman, Board Member Andrew Wong, Rishi Kumar of The Growing Home, and the Diamond Point Parent Teacher Association.

Lydia Plunk April 20, 2012 at 03:30 PM
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