Grand Opening of Valley Verde’s new 11,000 sq foot site, Valley Verde will grow vegetable seedlings in their newly installed greenhouse, offer workshops on organic gardening, a demonstration garden and space to build raised beds for our home garden program
Valley Verde is the first urban agricultral organization to use The Urban Agricultural Incentive Zones Act (AB551), a policy allows urban agricultural organization to lease land from private landowner for food production at a lower cost. Valley Verde’s mission is to develop and support programs that improve the health of Santa Clara County residents and empower them with the knowledge and skills to provide locally grown, organic vegetables for their families and communities. We accomplish this by: 1) teaching gardening and healthy eating skills that meet each family’s cultural needs, 2) fostering a sense of community as gardeners, 3) raising awareness of health and environmental issues, and 4) creating leadership and entrepreneurship opportunities to revitalize low-income communities. Valley Verde serves approximately 140 low-income families (645 individuals) each year in San Jose, CA and Gilroy, CA.