Our Partners


The Health Trust
The Health Trust
The Health Trust is a charitable foundation with the vision to transform Silicon Valley into the healthiest region in America. Expanding and enhancing community and school gardens is one of its strategies under its Healthy Living Initiative; one of three Initiatives that The Health Trust focuses on.
AmeriCorps
AmeriCorps
AmeriCorps is a program of the federal government that supports the engagement of nearly 75,000 Americans in service each year to meet critical needs in education, the environment, public safety, homeland security, and other areas. AmeriCorps awarded Silicon Valley HealthCorps a $1.2 Million grant over three years to support this project.
Collective Roots

Collective Roots
The mission of Collective Roots is to educate and engage youth and communities in food system change through sustainable programs that impact health, education, and the environment. Collective Roots achieves its mission through three program areas: garden-based education, food systems change, and environmental action.

Community Alliance with Family Farmers (CAFF)
Community Alliance with Family Farmers (CAFF)

Community Alliance with Family Farmers (CAFF) advocates for family farmers and sustainable agriculture. CAFF cultivates strong partnerships between family farmers and their communities by building on shared values around food and agriculture and working together in practical, on-the-ground programs. These relationships create local economic vitality, improved human and environmental health, and long-term sustainability. CAFF’s Farm to School Initiative and the Buy Fresh Buy Local Campaign connect and educate communities about local food and local farming. CAFF also works with distributors to bring from produce from California family farms to institutions like schools and hospitals.

Conexions
Conexions
Conexions' mission is to advance regenerative social, ecological, and business practices that enable Earth to thrive. Our project Getting Going Growing partners with schools to provide gardens as a living lab for students to enhance their understanding of concepts outlined in the CA-based curriculum standards, while learning important life skills such as healthy eating habits, environmental literacy and cooperative behavior.


Friends of Guadalupe River Park & Gardens
Friends of Guadalupe River Park & Gardens
Friends of Guadalupe River Park & Gardens provides community leadership for the development and active use of San Jose’s 200-acre central park through education, advocacy, and stewardship. Its field trip program serves over 3,000 elementary school students each year, and it also offers a variety of hands-on gardening classes for adults. Friends of Guadalupe River Park & Gardens value stewardship, displayed by the coordination of more than 10,000 volunteer hours to maintain the 250-tree Historic Orchard and the Heritage Rose, Courtyard, and Rock Gardens.

Master Gardeners

 

Friends of Master Gardeners of Santa Clara County
UCCE Santa Clara County Master Gardener Program extends to the public UC research based information about home horticulture and pest management. These include a telephone/walk-in Hotline; field research/demonstration gardens; plant sales; classes and seminars; speakers for community groups; and monthly newsletters.
Full Circle Farm
Full Circle Farm
Full Circle Farm is an 11-acre organic, educational farm that will put fresh food in Santa Clara Unified School District cafeterias while helping local youth experience success while they develop job and life skills through the growing, harvesting and marketing of fruit & vegetable crops.
HEAL - Health Environment Agriculture Learning Project
HEAL (Health Environment Agriculture Learning) Project
The HEAL Project is dedicated to developing, implementing and supporting a comprehensive, California science standards-based program with a hands-on curriculum focused on Health, the Environment, Agriculture, and Learning for the school children and youth of the San Mateo County Coastside.


Sacred Heart
La Mesa Verde Project
La Mesa Verde is a project put on by Sacred Heart Community Service and will cultivate organic home gardens at 100 low and very low income households in San Jose. La Mesa Verde Project will improve healthy eating and well-being of low-income families and increasing self-sufficiency through home organic vegetable gardens. Sacred Heart Community Service was founded in 1964 by anti-poverty activist Louise Benson, and has grown over 44 years from providing food and clothing to those in need into Santa Clara County’s largest community pantry and multi-service agency. Its mission is to change lives and impact poverty by providing essential services, offering tools for self-sufficiency, and ministering with dignity, compassion and respect. Sacred Heart engages the community and inspires volunteers to love, serve and share.

Bronco Urban Gardens (BUG)

Santa Clara University, founded in 1851, is California’s oldest operating institution of higher leaning. The Bronco Urban Gardens (BUG) Program is a new environmental justice initiative lead by SCU’s Environmental Studies Institute. BUG increases community food security, sustainability, and environmental literacy in Santa Clara County through the co-creation and technical support of urban gardens and garden education programs. The BUG Program is building a new education and training garden at SCU and is working with several community partners and schools in the Gardner, Washington, and Alma neighborhoods of San Jose.

Veggielution
Veggielution
Veggielution is a nonprofit seeking to create a sustainable food system in San Jose. Veggielution currently farms about 1 acre at Emma Prusch Farm Park in East San Jose. Workdays on Wednesdays and Sundays are a chance for people to come and get their hands dirty, while learning about agriculture and building community.
Food and Agribusiness Institute
Food and Agribusiness Institute offers educational training through Santa Clara University’s MBA degree and executive training program to prepare students for management positions in the food and agricultural industries. The Concentration in Food and Agribusiness Management is one of the few programs in the nation that combines a fully accredited MBA degree with an emphasis on food and agribusiness management. The Institute was founded in 1973 and now has more than 550 alumni working in the food and agribusiness industries throughout the world.

The Ignation Center for Jesuit Education
The Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education seeks to preserve and extend the Catholic identity and Jesuit mission of Santa Clara University. Dedicated to advancing the University’s strategic vision of “educating citizens and leaders of competence, conscience, and compassion” on the campus as a whole, the Center serves students, faculty, staff, and community partners. It does this by facilitating a pedagogy of engagement through community-based learning and immersion experiences, encouraging faculty and staff participation in the Jesuit higher educational mission, supporting faculty teaching and scholarship that advances the University’s Catholic and Jesuit character, and promoting Ignatian spirituality within an interreligious context. In so doing the Center seeks to create opportunities for global conversation about Jesuit higher education and to share its best practices with other universities.
 

Santa Clara University's Office of Sustainability
As a Jesuit and Catholic University, they have the responsibility to provide leadership in developing a more sustainable way of living. By embracing sustainability, the University furthers its mission to act as a voice of reason, conscience, and service to society.






The Michael Lee Environmental Foundation

Michael Lee Environmental Foundation was established by Michael Lee in 1999 to assist in environmental efforts and progress. They are dedicated to the concept that environmental quality is everyone's responsibility. They deliver on this commitment through funding community-based projects and activities in the Greater San Francisco Bay Area. Through their efforts and those they support, they strive to provide examples of environmental integrity and public awareness through action and education. Through funding projects for environmental education they are able to promote school gardens & Life Labs, outdoor experiential youth camps, and support for the development of curriculum and training for garden developers, educators and non-profit organizations.With this manner of support they find these endeavors meet our mission to increase awareness through programs for continued conservation, environmental justice and sustainable education.






Justice and the Arts Initiatve

The Justice and the Arts Initiative (JAI) began in the Fall of 2007 as an incubator for the arts and social justice on campus and in the community. The purpose of the JAI is to create an intellectual frame of reference for examining and fostering artistic processes that are critically bound to issues of social justice, and to support practices and methods of developing artist-activists at SCU. To this end, the Justice and the Arts Initiative engages artists of the highest caliber, both locally and internationally, who work in all mediums, including film, visual art, literary arts, spoken word, music, theatre and dance, and who have dedicated their lives to issues of social justice.




               

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