News from the Garden
Verde Garden Welcomes Common Vision
March 14, 2014
Verde garden is doing absolutely fantastic!
Aside from hosting our regular classes throughout the week, we also organized a day long event in partnership with Common Vision! The event consisted of a school wide assembly featuring a puppet show about urban farms, healthy food options, and even GMOS! At the garden they supported us in planting and caring for our trees, installing an irrigation system, and hosting an art activity to create some beautiful new signs for the garden! All with the help of the over 240 kids who participated! It was truly a beautiful and inspiring event. We would like to extend our deepest gratitude and appreciation for all the folks who make our work possible, thank you!
About Verde Partnership Garden
Verde Partnership Garden is a school and community garden located in North Richmond, CA, dedicated to serving Verde Elementary School students, parents, and community members.
The garden is an outdoor laboratory that brings classroom learning to life, teaching students everything from cooking, nutrition, literacy, math, and science to conflict resolution and leadership development. The garden also brings affordable healthy food to Verde School students and the North Richmond community.
Providing a connective hub and safe haven for the North Richmond community, Verde Partnership Garden grows the belief that students and community members can make positive changes in their lives.
Verde on Film!
This 15-minute film depicts the Verde Partnership Garden in action. Although it touches upon some of the many troubling issues facing North Richmond, the film also emphasizes how small-scale projects such as the Verde Garden can serve as real bright spots in even the most disadvantaged neighborhoods.