With the help of the Livermore Valley Chamber of Commerce and numerous elected officials, Sunflower Hill Gardens at Hagemann Ranch was officially opened in a special ceremony on July 1, 2015. The one-acre garden is situated on a five acre historic parcel, which is owned by the city of Livermore. It represents one of the last original remnants of the original Rancho el Valle de San Jose Mexican land grant and was once owned by the Martin Mendenhall, the brother of Livermore’s founder, William Mendenhall. Sunflower Hill is one of four nonprofits operating on site. Others include the Heritage Guild, Fertile Groundworks and 4H-Double Hearts.
Livermore Mayor John Marchand, Alameda Supervisor Scott Haggerty officially cut the ribbon to mark the opening.
The garden has already produced more than 200 pounds of food for local food pantries and is designed to be staffed primarily by individuals with special needs.
For pictures on the ceremony visit the Flickr album here.