Thanks to the brand new Lodi Community Garden Foundation and a group of volunteers, an empty lot on the corner of Elm and Main streets is beginning to look a lot more colorful.

For two Saturdays in a row, the volunteers have weeded, spread mulch and wood chips, and prepared areas for planting.

The site will soon be a pollinator garden, with flowering plants that should attract plenty of butterflies, hummingbirds and honeybees to the soon-to-be colorful corner.

The lot’s owner has given the foundation permission to keep a pollinator garden at the site until he is ready to develop it in a few years. In the meantime, Lodi residents will be able to walk along the wood chip-lined paths and enjoy the flowers.

A mural will also be painted at the site, with work beginning during Love Lodi on April 29.

For more information, visit Anyone who wishes to donate to the project can do so at

Recommended for you

comments powered by Disqus