Project Youth Green

Project Youth Green is a four acre community revitalization project that focuses on youth education, community gardening and physical exercise.

 

“Gardening is wonderful it teaches you about other Latino cultures. My family has a plot here and it provides an opportunity for youth to interact with other youth. I’m also learning a lot about organic food and it’s making me a better gardener.” -Raphael Salcedo, Pacoima Resident

Project Youth Green targets low-income youth and families who have no access to green space, fruits and vegetables or hands-on educational opportunities. Two acres of Project Youth Green are devoted to the Learning Garden, an area created specifically for the educational development of youth. The other 2 acres are devoted to a 60-plot Family Gardeners Program, fruit tree orchard, walking paths and physical education space. The Family Gardeners Program is where families have their own plot to grow fresh fruits and vegetables, have access to nutritional information in order to make fresh produce a sustainable part of their diet.

Monthly volunteer days take place every 3rd Saturday of every month 9am – 1 pm – Everyone is welcome!

Join us for our free Zumba classes each Tuesday in San Fernando!

If your business, school, church or community group is interested in tours, volunteering or donating please contact Laura Robledo, Garden Coordinator at laura@youthspeakcollective.org   Project Youth Green is located behind Roger Jessup Park in Pacoima. 12467 Osborne St, near Whiteman Airport.

 

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