Lowell Community Garden celebrates opening

August 18, 2012 12:37:25 AM PDT
Action News was in Central Fresno where residents celebrated the opening of the Lowell Community Garden. The garden is located on the southwest corner of Belmont and Poplar and consists of 32-different plots.

The project is part of the Lowell neighborhood, which has been two years in the making. Now, residents in the area have a community garden in which they can harvest a variety of vegetables.

"Four months ago this was a plot of bear dirt in a very unremarkable place close to a freeway," Mayor Ashley Swearengin said. "And yet today, four months later, it's been transformed into an incredible project thanks to residents organizing themselves."

Fresno ranks number two in the nation as a food insecure city. The community garden gives people a chance to feed themselves and their neighbors.