Corona Community Garden at Peace
Welcome Grow Care
"When gardeners garden, it's not just the plants that grow,
but the gardeners themselves." ~Ken Druse
In 2009, five folks from Peace Lutheran Church scratched the soil
and scattered seeds amidst the weeds and rocks in the back of their
church property. With a combination of loving care and prayer,
those seeds became vegetables donated to a local food bank and
the genesis of the Corona Community Garden at Peace.
In 2010, the church folks partnered with the city, Valencia Terrace
and other Corona residents and organizations to transform an
unused acre into a garden of possibilities.
What is a Community Garden?
An area of land that is made available to members of a community
to grow vegetables, flowers, etc.
Plots of land are leased to the gardener for a small annual fee.
What are the benefits of the Community Garden?
• It’s good for your health—providing the freshest and most
nutritious food to eat or share—and it’s great exercise, too.
• Shrinks your “carbon footprint” by reducing fossil fuels used
in growing, packaging, transporting, and refrigerating
• You can help others in your neighborhood by donating
food to local shelters and food banks
• Provides opportunities for inter-generational and
• Provides educational opportunities for school
and youth organizations
Tell me more…
The annual growing season is March through February. Individual
plots are 20’ x 20’ and are leased on a yearly basis for a fee of $55,
which includes the plot and water. Plots are released on a first-come,
first-served basis. They are available to individuals or groups.
Gardeners must sign a written agreement prior to starting their garden.
How do I get involved?
• Lease a plot and plant a garden
• Volunteer to help maintain the common garden area
• Share your garden expertise by mentoring other gardeners or
giving a workshop
• Serve on the Community Garden Board
• Make a monetary donation
• Help deliver food to local food banks
Where is the Garden?
The garden is located south of the parking area at
Peace Lutheran Church, 280 E. Ontario Ave, Corona.
Who can I contact?
Call: Pastor Mark Allert: 951 735-0917
Mary Gehley: 951 897-7157
Sundays at Peace
Children’s Sunday School is every Sunday from 10:30 am to 11:30 am.
A Second Look our
Adult Bible Study begins at 10:30 am in the Fellowship Hall. Pastor Mark leads the group in a discussion
of the Lesson, Gospel and Sermon of the day.
Women of the ELCA – Fellowship & Bible Study the first Saturday of the
month, at Peace from 8:30 to 10:00 am.
Rights and Social Justice Group of Peace – meets monthly 8:30 to 10:00 am. www.elca.org/Faith/Faith-and-Society.
There are several more bible study, small
group discussions and opportunities that are in the in the planning
stages. More information on these groups
will be coming soon.
Map & Directions