Meiners Oaks Elementary School

Help change take root in your community by funding an urban garden in Ojai, CA.
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Johanna Bjork
Community
Ojai, California
United States
4 Team Members

Meiners Oaks Elementary School is part of the 100 Urban Gardens Initiative, a partnership between PACT, Whole Kids Foundation & Indiegogo to build 100 urban gardens across 100 cities in the US.

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Why Gardens?
Because gardens produce healthier food. Only 2% of American children eat enough fruits and vegetables, and 1 in 3 American children born after 2000 is at risk for Type II diabetes. A garden is an introduction to the real, healthy food students and families need access to.

Because gardens can help fix America's nature deficit. With more than 80% of Americans living in cities and suburbs, we need to work harder than ever to teach the values of natural processes.

Because gardens are a living laboratory for education. Not just healthy food—a lesson on what producing healthy food requires. Not just exposure to nature—a way for children to literally harvest the fruits of their labor.

A True Seed Investment
For as little as $10, you can help a community reap all the benefits a garden has to offer. In just 39 days, we plan to raise $2500 per garden; to feed, teach, and inspire people in each of these 100 communities.

The Meiners Oaks Elementary garden is a robust center of activity each and every Wednesday afternoon during Garden Club. Nearly 70% of 1st-6th graders choose to participate in this school garden. Students assist with usual garden tasks such as planting, watering, weeding and harvesting but additionally these young gardeners are sifting compost, making raw tacos, saving seeds, and snacking on garden fresh "radish and kale sandwiches" or kale with butternut squash cooked up right there on the spot by parents or Garden Assistants. "The kale is ready! the kale is ready!" is the call to students to put tools away, wash hands and come try a bite before going back to class.

This garden features 11 fruit trees which produce fruit during the school year, a food forest and vermicomposting from Wednesday lunch scraps.

With your donations, we can help keep this popular program going and ensure that new generations of students in Ojai can experience the joys of growing (and eating) fresh produce.

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Look Good, Do Good
With every contribution to our garden, donors will receive organic, ethical perks from PACT. Our socks, undies, and t-shirts are produced to high standards of sustainability, with the comfiest organic materials we can find. You'll be giving out of the goodness of your heart, and in return you'll get PACT goodies. It's a win-win situation.

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