Pasadena Community Gardens Conservancy got started when Brooke Garlock and Eileen Read invited about 100 gardening-loving friends to a tea party on June 18, 2012, to talk about creating a nonprofit to spur the creation of community gardens in Pasadena. After much discussion, a group, gathering in the Reads’ garden, decided to hold the first annual “community gardens gala” 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.