Big Bear, Ca, September 23, 2010, 2:00pm – The Big Bear Valley Community Gardens Project will have their groundbreaking ceremony on Monday, September 27th, at 3 PM at the “China Gardens” site located on Fox Farm Rd. behind CVS Pharmacy. Interested community members are invited to join the Community Garden Committee, city officials, and county supervisor Neil Derry, as the first shovel is pushed into the soil.  To date, 24 people have signed up for one of the 34 available garden plots that will be constructed in spring 2011. In addition to the individual plots, there will also be a raised handicapped accessible plot, community fruit trees, and a common growing area for local food banks.  The winter months will be spent writing grants, gathering donations, and securing materials for the spring 2011 build. Donations and support have already been received from Supervisor Derry, Butcher Block, Park & Recreation, the Big Bear Group Sierra Club, A Garden Club and a number of individuals in Big Bear Valley.  For more information or to contact materials, contact Committee Chairman Robbie Bos at 909-486-7676.