• Save The Date!
    Whole Foods Market Pasadena will hold a 5% Community Giving Day on Thursday, June 12, to benefit Nutrition Education at the new Villa-Parke Community Garden.
  • Our Villa-Parke Community Garden Opened on April 26. See the video celebrating the opening.
  • Seeds of Transformation: A Garden Party At the James Allen Freeman House
    Karen and Michael Schneickert’s historic Pasadena mansion on Hillcrest Ave. was the perfect setting tonight for the annual fundraising Garden Party for the Pasadena Community Gardens Conservancy, entitled “Seeds of Transformation.”
  • 1Learn
    Learn how we promote healthier families in NW Pasadena by financing food gardens, providing technical support & volunteers.
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  • 2Explore
    Explore our first community garden project at Villa Parke Community Center - a city, county, and PCGC partnership.
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  • 3Join Us
    Join your friends and neighbors who make up the PCGC. Help create a network of 10 community gardens.
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Improving Family Health in NW Pasadena’s
Food Deserts

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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.

 

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PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Eileen Read, pasadenaconservancy@gmail.com , eileenwhiteread@gmail.com Cell: 202.641.0779 MAY 19, 2014 –  Whole Foods Market Pasadena will hold a 5% Community Giving Day on Thursday, June 12, to benefit Nutrition Education at the new Villa-Parke Community Garden. The grocery store, known for natural and organic foods, will donate 5% of all net sales Continue Reading

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