On a nice plot of land connected to Arroyo High School, EcoUrban Gardens is breaking ground on a life-transforming farm. This farm, sponsored in part by a grant from the Conrad F. Hilton/City of Hope Partnership, will expand on the current footprint and build an aquaponics system, more garden beds, an outdoor kitchen, a garden labyrinth and a Hugelkultur demonstration garden. The ultimate vision is to create a culture of health and well-being through a fully integrated garden. The garden involves school stakeholders (students, teachers, maintenance/facilities, STEAM, culinary arts) who participate in all the planning and execution of the project. The project is managed by Eco Urban Gardens, a 2017 Healthy Living Grant recipient. The plans have been created through BlueHouse, an innovative urban agriculture nonprofit.
City of Hope is excited to participate in such an amazing partnership. To learn more, please click here. There are plenty of opportunities to volunteer on their community work days, too. No matter your gardening skill level, as long as you don’t mind getting dirty, come join us and dig in.