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New community garden to be unveiled at SLO homeless center

Posted: 6:00 AM, Jun 01, 2019
Updated: 2019-05-31 21:01:38-04

A new community garden will be unveiled Saturday at the 40 Prado Homeless Services Center in San Luis Obispo.

City employees have spent the past nine months working on the garden. It includes nine redwood planter beds, two succulent rock beds, an herb garden, and potted tomatoes.

The garden will be integrated into the daily chores for those staying at the shelter and there’s hope the skills learned by working in the garden can be transferred to local jobs.

The kitchen at the homeless center will also use the fresh vegetables and herbs harvested in the garden.

The garden was a senior project for one Cal Poly student who worked with the city employees to plan and fund the project. Materials were also donated by the city and several local businesses.

A grand opening celebration will be held at 11:30 a.m. on June 1.

Planter beds at the new 40 Prado community garden. (Photo courtesy City of San Luis Obispo)