The annual fundraiser offers residents and gardeners an entertaining opportunity to see how community gardens make the city more beautiful, healthy and green.
Online PR News – 14-May-2015 – Long Beach, CA – For over twenty years, Long Beach Organic, Inc. (LBO) has provided a valuable resource to the residents of Long Beach, CA by transforming vacant city lots into organic community gardens for local and sustainable food production. At the peak of the spring season, LBO will provide a unique opportunity to celebrate their gardens with the 5th Annual Spring Garden Tour and Wine Tasting event on Sunday, May 31. Tour guests will travel by charter bus from Alamitos Bay located at 205 N Marina Dr, Long Beach, CA 90803.
Guests will meet at 1:00 p.m. to board the bus for the tour, which will stop at four out of the nine gardens operated by LBO. Guests will enjoy a healthy menu of delectable dishes freshly prepared with vegan-friendly garden and Farmer's Market ingredients, a variety of premium California wine and live music at every stop.
The 5th Annual Spring Garden Tour and Wine Tasting event will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and is open to the public. Space is limited and RSVP is required at email@example.com. Phone reservations will also be accepted at (562) 438-9000.
The cost to attend for those who are not currently a member of LBO or an LBO community gardener is $95 which includes a 6-month-season membership. Current LBO member gardeners can attend with one guest for $85. Each fee is rendered a donation and is tax-deductible. Payments can be made online at www.longbeachorganic.org. LBO is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation.
The 5th Annual Spring Garden Tour and Wine Tasting will feature live Jazz by Little Radios and Bolivian Folk music by the Ramon Rodriguez Family. Wine selections from Halter Ranch Vineyard, Tablas Creek and Alapay Cellars will be available along with herbal teas from Alonna Peppers.
From the downtown area to the north side of Long Beach, residents may rent plots to grow their own produce, flowers, and plants. As plots become available, residents are welcome to invest a nominal donation each season to become volunteer community gardeners and members of LBO. Community gardeners donate their time on a daily basis to tend to their garden plots, harvest, help develop and shape the gardens and support the organization. However, one does not have to be a gardener to volunteer for LBO. There are various openings in other areas. The signature garden tour and wine tasting event is a great way to meet and socialize with the gardeners and learn more about the organization.
About Long Beach Organic, Inc.
Long Beach Organic (LBO) is a 501(c)(3)non-profit corporation founded in 1994 to locate urban vacant lots from public and private owners to turn into beautiful gardens for local and sustainable food production. LBO now operates nine community gardens in Long Beach, CA., providing over 200 households a place to grow food for their tables. Donations allow LBO to grow and manage gardens which provide access to nutritious food for local families, school children and seniors. To learn more, visit www.longbeachorganic.org Like LBO on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pages/Long-Beach-Organic/189241474465300.