Garden beds and vegetables

Community Education Center


open space authority funds contributed to project


project awarded

The Measure Q grant funded the Friends of Master Gardeners of Santa Clara County's Master Gardener Community Education Center at Martial Cottle Park: Supporting the Environment at Your Own Home. This project created a multi‐generational Community Educational Center that helps individuals and families become stewards of nature and teaches them how to grow healthy food year‐round using environmentally sound gardening practices.
Award Date:
November 9, 2017
Urban Grant Program
5283 Snell Ave San Jose, CA 95136

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Other Success

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Nido Neighborhood Reforestation

Nido Neighborhood Reforestation

The Authority contributed funds towards the City of Campbell's Nido Neighborhood Reforestation Project, which aims to plant 116 new trees in a disadvantaged neighborhood in Central Campbell. The project will plant new, drought tolerant trees that will increase the quality of life for neighborhood residents, decrease crime, and reduce traffic speeds. These trees will also help decrease storm water runoff, remove pollution from the air, and reduce urban heat.

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South Bay Growth

South Bay Growth

The Authority contributed funds to help Bay Area Wilderness Training expand its services in Santa Clara County to conduct South Bay focused outdoor leadership training courses, bolster partnerships in Santa Clara County, and provide outdoor trip support though the Milpitas free Gear Library. This project has increased the number of Santa Clara County outdoor trips for youth.

Children smiling together in garden

Championing Environmental Literacy in Campbell Elementary Schools

Championing Environmental Literacy in Campbell Elementary Schools

Living Classroom has partnered with the Campbell Union School District to continue an environmental education program focusing on three key areas: environmental literacy, connection to healthy food, and life and earth science lessons. Authority funds will contribute to a Next Generation Science Standard-aligned curriculum program providing lessons each year to thousands of students; lessons that stimulate curiosity and are taught in the beautiful and educational school gardens we create and maintain.