County approves community garden in Bonita, while others wait for funding

BONITA, Calif. (KGTV) -- Needy families in the South Bay will soon have another way to receive help. On Wednesday, county supervisors approved a new community garden. The garden will be built at the corner of Sweetwater Road and Bonita Road. 

The garden is similar to dozens around the county. One garden in Allied Gardens is hoping their already existing garden will be next in line for county funding. 

Kit Mickelson is the chair of the steering committee for Allied Community Gardens. She says the gardens help bring families and neighbors together while also feeding families in need. A family pays $100 a year for a planter. Right now, Allied Community Gardens is funded through donations from several churches and community businesses. 

The gardens usually designate a portion of their food to families that don't have money to buy fruits and vegetables. 

The garden in Bonita is set to be complete by winter of 2018. Allied Community Gardens filed a grant for funding from the county. They are hopeful their project also gets approved.

For a full list of community gardens throughout the county, click here

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