How would you like to help feed hungry residents in our community at no cost, all while getting a tax deduction? Thanks to SoCal Harvest, you can. This past weekend, I celebrated the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday by joining other volunteers and SoCal Harvest to pick six hundred pounds of oranges from a resident's West Long Beach home. All those oranges will go to local food banks. If you would like to allow volunteers to come harvest excess fruit from a tree at your house, please contact SoCal Harvest and help fight hunger right here in Long Beach.
This weekend was supposed to be our kickoff event to begin planting 6,000 trees in the western part of our City. The trees were recently awarded by the Port of Long Beach as part of a grant to combat pollution and greenhouse gases. Unfortunately, weather has forced us to reschedule that event. I will send out information on the new date once we have everything arranged.We may not be doing a tree planting this weekend due to the weather, but I would like to work with you to facilitate a planting in your neighborhood. If you or your neighbors would like a street tree in the parkway (the space between the sidewalk and the curb) in front of your home, please
James Johnson | Long Beach City Council, 7th District