City Council is expected to celebrate the expansion and completion of the 51 new garden plots at the Community Gardens at Central Park on Thursday, Oct. 31 at 10 a.m.
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The ribbon cutting event is planned to celebrate the increased space the Community Gardens is expected to offer to residents.
Currently, the Community Gardens at Central Park features 80 plots open to community residents who utilize organic growing processes to grow organic, pesticide-free food, according to a statement provided by the city.
“The community garden project in Santa Clarita is expanding to 131 garden plots, offering residents an opportunity to enjoy gardening in a community setting at their local park," said Gail Ortiz, communications manager at the City of Santa Clarita.
"Community gardening is a healthy way activity for people of all ages. The vegetables, herbs and flowers not only add to a healthy lifestyle but also provide residents with a chance to socialize. Some of the gardeners provide donations of food to the senior center and SCV Food Pantry, helping to expand healthy eating to those in need,” said Ortiz.
The new, expanded garden is expected to include 51 new, raised garden beds, three universal use plots, a dozen new fruit trees, a butterfly garden, and landscaping elements.
“The ribbon cutting expansion event will include a tour of the garden and refreshments. Residents can view the many different gardens and find out more information about the project at the ribbon cutting event,” said Ortiz.
For more information on the Community Gardens Expansion project or the ribbon cutting, please contact Gail Ortiz at (661) 255-4314 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
Central Park is located at 27150 Bouquet Cyn. Road, Santa Clarita, CA 91350.
About the Community Gardens of Santa Clarita
The Community Gardens of Santa Clarita is a non-profit organization and a community facility where residents can come together to harvest and enjoy the benefits of locally grown, organic food that is environmentally friendly, sustainable, and cost effective. Food grown in the Community Gardens is enjoyed by residents and donated to local organizations, including Help the Children  and the Santa Clarita Valley Food Pantry .
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City Council To Host Community Gardens Expansion Event
Article: City Council To Host Community Gardens Expansion Event 
Source: Santa Clarita News
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