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Long Beach Organic Draws Crowd For 2nd Annual Summer Solstice Celebration @ Wild Oats Community Garden

(June 19, 2010) -- An enthusiastic crowd from kidlets to seniors attended Long Beach Organic's 2nd Annual Summer Solstice Celebration at the Wild Oats Community Garden (former Pacific Electric/"Red Car" diagonal right of way north of 10th St. between Loma and Grand Aves.) on Saturday June 19.

Long Beach Organic is a home-grown 501(c)(3) non-profit and operates six community gardens in Long Beach (including two recently featured on attended and captured these sights

The event was a fundraiser for LB Organic, free to attend with wearable and eatible goods sold to benefit the locally-created, locally-run non-profit group.

Long Beach Organic Boardmember Joe Corso watches as attendees sign up for an Opportunity Drawing.

We bought a "Pineapple Agua Fresca," which hit the spot on a hot day.

Assistant Fire Chief Mike DuRee chats with event volunteer P.G. Herman

Water conserving cactii.

A chicken coop...with live chickens.

Tom Flores (who dressed as "Farmer Tom" at LB Organic's recent Wrigley Village/Pacific Ave. community garden celebration) donned a clown suit and brought smiles to kids of all ages.

For information about the work bring done by Long Beach Organic, see its website at

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