This is the first step toward building food independence for Valley Verde families. Each family receives one or two raised garden beds along with soil, compost, drip irrigation systems, and three planting cycles of organic seedlings.
Monthly workshops (link to workshops) help the gardeners deal with various gardening challenges and share best practices. Training includes information on nutrition and the health benefits of a diet that’s heavy in fresh vegetables. This program makes healthy eating more affordable by teaching families how to grow their own food.