• On November 16, 2016, PCGC and PUSD celebrated the first harvest at their latest school garden at Altadena's Franklin Elementary School.
  • The Conservancy Awards $70,000 to PUSD for Educational Garden Projects Thanks to Donors' Generous and Loyal Contributions
  • The Conservancy's second community garden is now open at Madison Elementary.
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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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