Sustainability Problem and Proposed Solution: 

Bucolic and verdant fields around us obscure the reality of the labor force that represents the foundation of the agricultural industry in Santa Cruz, Monterey and Salinas Counties: farmworkers, many of whom are Spanish speaking (and increasingly monolingual speakers of indigenous languages), migrant, food insecure, low-income, marginalized and vulnerable. Community gardens, and the grassroots efforts that empower them, offer a means of local, healthy, affordable, and culturally-salient foods.

Project Categories: 
Buildings & Facilities
Awareness, Education & Engagement
Social Justice
Project Status: 
In Progress
Project End Date: 
Campus Organization: 
Colleges Nine and Ten
Affiliated Department, Unit or College: 
Colleges Nine and Ten
Project Location: 
Both on and off campus

Calabasas Elementary School, Watsonville