, a unique garden
project at on the Cal State University Long Beach campus is starting to
blossom. After a year in the works, 88, 20' x 5' and 8, 20' x 3' ADA accessible planter
boxes are built and placed on the northwest corner of campus. Students rent 5'
x 5' plots in the boxes for $25 and staff, faculty and alumni rent space for $50
per academic year. They can plant kitchen vegetables and beneficial flowers.
Students began planting just after spring break.
The idea for Grow Beach came from students. Founders are
Vincent Holguin, Brandon Gharios and Jonathan Brolin. They came up with the
idea to get a garden going and formed a student organization to develop the
project. A constitution, by-laws and a design were developed. The committee
running the project is an unpaid student organization.
Students are provided the container, soil and water as
well as general maintenance of the areas surrounding the garden boxes. Agromin
was happy to provide the organic soil amendments that will help the gardens
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