PCGC is delighted that Elizabeth Owen, R.D., a Registered Dietitian and Chef fluent in Spanish, has joined the Villa-Parke Community Garden team part-time to teach nutrition classes each week. The classes, underwritten by a grant from PCGC, will focus on preparing, eating, buying, and cooking with vegetables and fruits as part of a healthy lifestyle. Ms. Owen is formerly the Continue Reading
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Improving Family Health in NW Pasadena’s
The 30-plus community leaders who created the Pasadena Community Gardens Conservancy in 2012 were influenced by Dr. Eric Walsh, our city’s Director of Public Health, in focusing our philanthropy on our city’s “food desert” areas (as shown in the map above). These areas have a scarcity of grocery stores and an abundance of fast-food and convenience stores, and they tend to be densely populated with lower-income, minority residents.
Click here to read more about these “food deserts” in the City of Pasadena’s 2012 Quality Of Life Index On Health.