Community garden project breaks ground Saturday

The City’s Yucca Neighborhood House is located at 503 East Avenue Q-3 in Palmdale.

The City’s Yucca Neighborhood House is located at 503 East Avenue Q-3 in Palmdale.

PALMDALE – The city of Palmdale will launch its first community garden project as part of its “Season of Service” program this Saturday.

The event takes place from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the city’s Yucca Neighborhood House, located at 503 East Avenue Q-3 in Palmdale. 

“We’re asking residents to join us for what we’re calling ‘Beds, Paths & Beyond,’”    said Community Programs Supervisor Trish Jones. “It’s an opportunity to work with City staff and neighbors to help create Palmdale’s first community garden.”

Volunteers under age 16 must be accompanied by an adult. All participants must complete a Release of Liability (available at or at event registration). Participants are requested to wear closed-toe shoes, be prepared to walk over uneven terrain, and use work gloves and sun protection. Water will be provided. Verification of service hours is available.

Palmdale’s “Season of Service” is designed to offer service projects for residents to join, and includes a monthly service day as well as information for community members to develop their own projects. It is presented in continual recognition and celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Other projects will include:

Pre-Summer Flight Check – March 15

Help prepare this amazing park for a summer of visitors, work side by side with friends and neighbors among real-life examples of our rich aviation history. Participants must be age 12 or older for this event.

Location: Joe Davies Heritage Airpark, 2001 East Avenue P, Palmdale

Global Youth Service Day – April 19

Youth, families and the young at heart are invited to participate in a park beautification at one of Palmdale’s most beloved parks.

Location: Marie Kerr Park, 2723 Rancho Vista Blvd., Palmdale, CA 93551

Mormon Helping Hands Day – April 26

Sponsored by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, join residents in a makeover of this neighborhood jewel.

Location: Desert Sands Park, 39117 3rd Street East, Palmdale

For more information, call 661-267-5181.