Robbie Bos with Supervisor Derry, Mayor Pro Tem Bill Jahn, Mayor Liz Harris, and Coucil Member Rick Herrick at the Ground Breaking

Big Bear, Ca, September 27, 2010, 8:00am – The groundbreaking for the Big Bear Valley Community Gardens Project took place yesterday at 3 PM.  Over 60 people attended including Big Bear Lake Mayor Liz Harris, San Bernardino County Third District Supervisor Neil Derry, Seirra Club President Nancy Walker Bos, and chairman of the Community Gardens committee Robbie Bos.   During the ground breaking ceremony Robbie Bos explained the process the committee went through to get the community gardens approved, and what the community gardens will consist of.  There will be 34 garden plots with an ADA accessible plot, a fruit trees area, compost bin, central water tank, presentation area, and community food bank area.  “The gardens will be completely green,” said Bos, “We will have recycling and compost bins only.”  So far Butchers Block has donated bark, tools, shovels, and an address sign, and Hunter’s Nursery and Garden Center donated plants for the groundbreaking.  The community gardens project has the full support of the city of Big Bear Lake and the county, as well as the Sierra Club, Recreation and Park District, and Supervisor Derry.  The community gardens are in need of more sponsors for work tables, the water tank, storage shed, fencing, and topsoil.  For more information, contact Committee Chairman of the Big Bear Valley Community Gardens Project, Robbie Bos at 909-486-7676.

Children helped plant lettuce after the groundbreaking

Mayor Harris lets the dirt fly