SDCGN takes first place in VOSD’s Idea Tournament
Green Steam Communities, a project of SDCGN, took first place in the Voice of San Diego Idea Tournament at the 2013 Politifest. Its winning idea “Living Laboratories in Community Gardens” will launch its pilot project at a new community garden in Chula Vista. The project will we developed in collaboration with a variety of partners including La Gracia y Paz Covenant Church, the City, The Chula Vista Garden Club and Surfriders Ocean Friendly Gardens. We are grateful to the Voice of San Diego and to the San Diego Foundation for supporting our idea. The grant was made possible by The San Diego Foundation’s Malin Burnham San Diego Center for Civic Engagement.
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“The mission of the San Diego Community Garden Network is to create a healthy community garden movement in the County of San Diego and to assist community gardens that promote and support community building and empowerment, food justice, greening, and technology-enabled environmental stewardship in the County of San Diego. We focus on developing long-term partnerships to create community gardens that meet these goals through service-learning projects, workforce capacity building, and through intergenerational and multicultural outreach.”
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- Identify where community gardens currently exist
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- Connect local residents with community gardens that need of resources, provide educational opportunities, or have plots available.
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