The South Gate parks and recreation department will be holding a community garden project at in conjunction with volunteers from the and Amigos de los Rios, a regional nonprofit.
The gardening event will focus on planting and caring for native California plants.
“The goal is to provide some trimming and better care for our native plants,” said Paul Adams, director of parks and recreation. “We will be cutting and planting some new plants along with performing some regular periodic maintenance.”
The department has been forced to cut back on resources and manpower due to citywide and volunteer help is appreciated in keeping up the local parks.
“Volunteers really help to allow us to provide more maintenance than our budget allows for the parks,” said Adams. “We are really grateful when people turn out to these things.”
No equipment is required to participate in the event. However, those with gardening tools or gloves are encouraged to bring them if they wish.
The project will take place Saturday at Hollydale Park. Gardening begins a 10 a.m. and ends at 2 p.m. For more information, you can contact Paul Adams at 323-563-5478 or Daisy Pizana at 562-396-4749.