WeHo community garden returns this fall

The city’s Facilities and Field Services Division gave residents an update on the much-anticipated return of its community garden program this week.

The former garden at Detroit and Lexington, located on a private lot, will be back in operation by late October or early November, according to Division Manager Helen Collins. The lease will be finalized within the next two weeks, allowing the city to begin preparing the site, with some improvements planned.

“We’ve decided to do it a little different this time,” Collins said. To address the poor quality of the dirt, the city will be building raised beds and bringing in mulch as ground cover. The garden should receive more sunlight with the building on the back lot no longer there to cast shade.

The garden remains a temporary project; it is only scheduled to operate between 18 and 24 months, and no other gardens are being planned at this time.

Residents interested in using the garden are encouraged to contact the city at (323) 848-6400 or visit weho.org.

Previously, the Detroit Garden held 33 plots which were rented out at $100 per year for three years maximum and granted via lottery. Plots were available only to those who lived or worked in WeHo.

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Joe Bolgna
Joe Bolgna
3 months ago

Times have changed since we had that community garden, and I can guess what people are going to start growing nowadays.

Ham Shipey
Ham Shipey
3 months ago

anywhere else in the country….this would be a good idea. I’d never question the courage of someone who would eat from these gardens.

Matti
Matti
3 months ago
Reply to  Ham Shipey

You make the most depressing comments. Why are you so miserable?

Ham Shipey
Ham Shipey
3 months ago
Reply to  Matti

would you eat those veggies???? knowing who walks the streets of this city. I doubt it.

JF1
JF1
3 months ago

How about bringing back clean sidewalks? Lots of vomit and filth out there.

Richard Karliss
Richard Karliss
3 months ago

Great news that the community garden is coming back online; and with improvements! I think the city could use a few more, these gardens provide a valuable space that promotes sustainability and nurtures a sense of community.

Joshua88
Joshua88
3 months ago

Could not agree more!

Jeffrey
Jeffrey
3 months ago

I agree. This is a project that has so much potential to educate and build community in our city if it’s done properly. It’s worth approaching with positivity & innovation to push through the challenges.

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