PUBLIC GARDEN PLAN TAKING ROOT AT PARK.Byline: Cecilia Chan Staff Writer
A three-year effort to bring a community garden to the city is finally coming to fruition.
The Conejo Recreation and Park District board last week approved an agreement with The Conejo Valley The Conejo Valley is a region spanning both Southeastern Ventura County and Northwest Los Angeles County in Southern California, United States. It was discovered in 1542 by Spanish explorer Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo, and eventually became part of the Rancho El Conejo land grant by Community Garden Club that indemnifies the district and sets ground rules for the organic garden.
``I like vegetables, my wife likes flowers,'' said club President Don Jacobs. ``We are in an apartment now. But even those who may have a yard in the back would like to have a plot of their own to go to.''
The one-acre garden is part of a 1999 updated master plan for the 120-acre Conejo Creek Park at Janss Road and the Moorpark Freeway. It's located in the northwest quadrant quadrant, in analytic geometry
1 In analytic geometry, one of the four regions of the plane determined by two lines, the x-axis and the y-axis. of the park.
The northern section of the park already has been developed, with the city library, Goebel Senior Adult Center, teen center and the Conejo Creek North Park.
The park district will provide the fencing and irrigation irrigation, in agriculture, artificial watering of the land. Although used chiefly in regions with annual rainfall of less than 20 in. (51 cm), it is also used in wetter areas to grow certain crops, e.g., rice. lines to the site, subsidize sub·si·dize
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1. To assist or support with a subsidy.
2. To secure the assistance of by granting a subsidy. water costs, and provide an on-site garbage bin, said Tom Sorensen Thomas ("Tom") Sorensen (born April 6, 1971 in Racine, Wisconsin) is a former American volleyball player, who represented the United States men's national volleyball team at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia. , district administrator for parks and planning. The site is near a parking lot and restroom facilities.
Plans call for the handicap-accessible garden to offer 10-by-20-foot plots for planting. The club, which has 25 active members, also plans to have a children's garden and guest speakers holding classes for participants, Jacobs said.
Rules for the garden include helping with general upkeep, using organic farming organic farming, the practice of raising plants—especially fruits and vegetables, but ornamentals as well—without the use of synthetic pesticides, herbicides, or fertilizers. practices such as composting, and using no genetically altered seeds. Alcohol and smoking would be prohibited on site.
The garden also would ban trees, perennial vines, and restricted plants such as marijuana and tobacco. The garden would be open daily during daylight hours.
Nothing could be sold from the garden except for district-approved fund-raisers; the club recommends users donate surplus crops to the local food bank.
``Nobody will make a business off of this, Jacobs said. ``It's strictly for recreation, education, entertainment and personal relaxation.''
For information on the Conejo Valley Community Garden, call Don Jacobs at (805) 496-6356.
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