Las Peras Community Garden was developed in Spring 2012 and consists of 30 garden plots. The garden began as a collaboration of The Gardens Project and landowners Dave and Amy Koball. When the Alex Thomas Pear Sheds closed and the pear growing land behind them was sold, many of the former pear shed workers continued to rent the apartments within the large facility.
The land was purchased by the Koballs, who approached The Gardens Project with the desire to donate some of the land for community use. After working with the Koballs and C & S Waste Solutions (and the new owners of the pear sheds facility), to gain access for the residents and water for the garden - Las Peras (the pears) Community Garden was formed!
Within weeks of knocking on resident and neighborhood doors, these new community gardeners began laying out the 30 individual 20ft X 20ft. plots. These gardeners developed this garden almost entirely on their own. The garden gets fully planted with corn, beans, squash, tomatillos, tomatoes, nopales, melons, and much more.
1200 sq feet
30 20’x20’ garden plots
corn, beans, squash, tomatillos, tomatoes, nopales, melons, much more
POUNDS PER YEAR
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