School and Community Gardens
Where does your food come from – and who grows it?
The School and Community Gardens program increased access to fresh produce grown in school and community gardens. The project supported garden use for all community members. The program also established Regional Garden Education Centers in numerous locations throughout the county.
The School and Community Gardens program creates healthy, livable communities through gardens. The program takes us back to our roots, the basic values involved in growing and raising our own food.
This effort addresses obesity-prevention through enhancing access to healthy food. The School and Community Garden program integrates school and community needs, leading to school garden access for the entire community. The program inspires community members to question where their food comes from, and how the food source affects both nutrition levels and the local economy.
The program establishes Regional Garden Education Centers throughout the county, promoting garden implementation and education.
What you can do: Take gardening classes at your local Regional Garden Education Center. You can sign up directly with the following Regional Garden Education Centers:
Olivewood Gardens and Learning Center (National City)
2525 N Ave, National City 91950
Contact: Michelle Cox, (858) 204-6949
International Rescue Committee (City Heights)
5348 University Ave, San Diego 92105
Contact: Anchi Mei, (619)6417510
San Diego Youth Services (Spring Valley)
3845 Spring Dr, Spring Valley 91977
Contact Steven Jellá, (619) 221-8600 x229
Wild Willow Farm & Education Center (South San Diego)
2550 Sunset Ave, San Diego 92154
Contact: Erynn Pierce, (619) 540-2431
Additional gardening information is available from the San Diego Master Gardener Association.
Download FAQ (PDF).
These tools created in partnership with the County of San Diego's Department of Environmental Health support safe and healthy foods:
For more information on these documents, contact Naomi Butler at firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information on community gardens in San Diego, contact http://www.sandiegocommunitygardennetwork.org/.