Nearly six months after heralding the success of morphing two plots of land into blooming community gardens, a local group has gained a third site to make it happen again.
The City Council this week approved allowing an unused piece of public land along the Ventura (134) Freeway to be transformed into a garden, operated under the banner of Monterey Road Eco-Community Gardens.
“It feels great. There’s a lot of demand,” said Alek Bartrosouf, chairman of the group’s steering committee.
The new site at 630 Geneva St., about a half-mile from the first site dedicated in July 2009, will have 13 spots, all of which have already been filled. The gardening group has a 100-person waiting list.
There are 38 filled planting beds at the two other sites — “Monterey East” at 870 Monterey Road and “Monterey West,” 827 Monterey Road.
Once the plots are taken, it’s tough to get off the waiting list, Bartrosouf said.