Santa Clara County, California

Cultivating Organic Home Gardens

Santa Clara County Garden

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.

Our Projects

BGR projects are designed to provide direct food aid to people afflicted by hunger and malnutrition, to promote ecologically sustainable agriculture, to support the education of girls and women, and to give women an opportunity to start right livelihood projects to support their families. This is a selection of nine of our current 29 projects. Please select "Current Projects" from the menu on the left to see them all.