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Community Gardens

On March 17, 2017, the residents of Imperial Gardens Apartments welcomed a newly built community garden plot located on the northeast section of the apartment complex. This project had been in mind for a few months, and with the efforts of both staff and residents, Pacific Southwest CDC was able to receive donations from Home Depot, as well as discounts on all garden materials. During the span of a week, residents volunteered their time and energy in preparing the space and material for the construction of a 4-foot by 4-foot elevated garden plot. Various vegetable plants were added to the soil, along with drip irrigation to keep them hydrated during our harsh summer months. Imperial Gardens Apartments is not the first of our senior communities to develop community gardens. Brawley Senior Apartments, Holtville Gardens, and Villa de las Flores also have community gardens that are being enjoyed by their residents. Community gardens are new projects that we have been developing within our senior communities. PSCDC in collaboration with University of California Cooperative Extension of Imperial Valley has encouraged our senior residents to work together to develop sustainable community gardens for their own benefit.

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