Support Children’s Organic Community Gardens and Healthy Eating:
Help raise awareness about the prevalence of childhood obesity in South Bay San Diego County by helping the International Community Foundation promote healthy eating habits through its Organic Garden and Learning Center.
Your gift will allow our Foundation and nonprofit partners to create a destination that will actively engage children (An initial emphasis on children K-6) and community members in the production of organic fruits and vegetables and explore the connection between plants and history, science, art, literature, math, and of course nutrition.
A ½ Acre Children’s Organic garden is our focus for this year.
The goal is to raise $155,000 to complete this project.
The Walton Property: Our Objective
Located in National City, CA at the former property of the Walton family, the International Community Foundation Center includes a Princess Anne Victorian home (built in 1896), a pool house and pool, and a small Craftsman house and a large organic garden.
The International Community Foundation Center features a one half acre organic garden which is currently being used to harvest produce for the Rebecca and John Moores UCSD Cancer Center’s Healing Foods Program.
With additional funding, the garden will be expanded by an additional acre and programs are being developed to promote healthy eating and nutrition, with an emphasis on diabetes and obesity prevention among under-served communities in San Diego’s South Bay.