Sacred Heart Community Service: Mesa Verde Garden Education

$24,971

open space authority funds contributed to project

2018

project awarded

Sacred Heart Community Services’ La Mesa Verde is a network of gardeners committed to improving the local food system. Authority grant funds will strengthen La Mesa Verde’s introductory gardening curriculum, making it more effective, interactive, and consistent with the goal to encourage community leadership and power. The project will result in an engaging gardening curriculum that builds gardening skills, increases environmental awareness, and grows social connections that inspire a passion and commitment to local food justice.
Award Date:
May 24, 2018
Program:
Measure Q Environmental Education Grant Program
Location:
1381 South First Street San Jose, CA 95110

Have a similar Project?

Apply for a Grant

Enter your email address to get updates on our grant programs

Other Success
Stories

Penitencia Creek Trail

Penitencia Creek Trail

The Open Space Authority has contributed $265,284 toward Reach 1 of the Penitencia Creek Trail. This section stretches from Alum Rock Park to Noble Avenue. The trail will follow one of the few urban creeks in the county that flows through its natural channel, offering visitors a chance to observe a riparian ecosystem.

Bay Area Older Adults Environmental Education Park Crawl

Bay Area Older Adults Environmental Education Park Crawl

The Authority was proud to help fund Bay Area Older Adults’ Environmental Education Park Crawl program. The project consists of eight, 4-hour walks in different parks and one wildlife lecture. Each two- to four-mile walk has an environmental theme that educates the participating adults age 60+ about our valley’s parks, natural resources, and urban green spaces. It also includes lunch, coordination of transportation, parking fees, and three trained guides. Participants will benefit in multiple ways: safely walking outdoors in a group is critical in reducing the risk of heart disease, diabetes, colon cancer and depression, and learning about nature promotes cognitive health and reduces the risk of dementia.

San Tomas Community Garden Park

San Tomas Community Garden Park

The Authority contributed $425,000 toward the City of Santa Clara's project to create this new 3-acre neighborhood park located along the San Tomas Aquino Creek Trail, on the southwest corner of San Tomas Expressway and Monroe Avenue. The grant funded a community garden, open space, and picnic area.