Santa Clara County, California
Cultivating Organic Home Gardens
Valley Verde mission is to build productive, healthy, and sustainable communities by reducing the impact of poverty through cultivation of organic home vegetable gardens. The organization seeks to increase self-sufficiency and healthy eating through development of organic gardening skills and leadership of low-income immigrants and people of color across Santa Clara County in California. To date, Valley Verde has enabled 140 families, including more than 400 children, to cultivate home vegetable gardens.
Over the next year, Valley Verde plans to increase self-sufficiency, reduce food insecurity, and develop income tools for up to ninety low and very low residents in San Jose and Gilroy through cultivating organic gardening skills. The team will also pilot a seed germination project among 7-10 experienced gardeners. BGR funds will go to purchase seedlings, materials for raised beds, 20 starting kits, and irrigation equipment.Annually renewable project.