We are what we eat, and as a society this is not a happy story.
Pasadena Learning Gardens is a non-profit organization dedicated to understanding and transforming the way we produce, distribute and consume food. We educate communities to understand what “good food” is and how to grow, buy and share it; we build and support learning gardens; we educate our communities to live more sustainably; and we facilitate community transformation through collaboration with neighbors on a similar journey.
Since 2007 we have assisted in the development of multiple outdoor learning facilities in the Pasadena area including the Coral Learning Garden (our home until an unfortunate change in ownership), school gardens at John Muir HS, Aveson, and Norma Coombs in PUSD, Luther Burbank Middle School in LAUSD, and most recently in partnership with the Armory Center for the Arts we have learning gardens at The Farmory and La Casita Community Center. Along the way we have attended hundreds of meetings, influencing and being influenced by our community.
Our key initiatives revolve around:
Building and resourcing Learning Gardens
Educating our communities to produce food, eat well, and understand why
Facilitating Community Transformation – The Next Course Pasadena Initiative
Sharing our communities’ successes through Digital Storytelling