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Simply Organic - Giving Back

Valley Verde

Since its founding in 2012, Valley Verde has helped more than 280 low-income families in Santa Clara Valley grow organic vegetables in their own yards, encouraging healthier eating and improving food security.

Valley Verde supports the widespread cultivation of organic home vegetable gardens by providing families with raised beds, soil, compost, drip irrigation systems, seedlings, seeds, and training on gardening and nutrition—all entirely free of cost. Valley Verde organic gardeners also receive ongoing nutrition and gardening instruction and mentoring.

A $15,000 donation from the Simply Organic 1% Fund in 2017 will help Valley Verde reach even more low income families. (They hope to enroll 5,000 low-income families in the program — impacting 18,000 people — by 2022.)

Last year, our Simply Organics donation supported the launch of Valley Verde's Super Jardineros Project, a three-year apprenticeship program that teaches participants how to germinate and grow culturally preferred, organic seedlings to sell in a multi-ethnic marketplace — such as bok choy, chayote, epazote, and okra — in addition to general favorites like lettuce, cucumbers, and tomatoes.

Valley Verde supports the apprentices with small greenhouses in their homes to grow seedlings — and a professional greenhouse manager visits the apprentices twice a month to monitor progress and provide one-on-one support and problem-solving.

Simply Organic is proud to support — through your purchases — Valley Verde's efforts to provide new economic opportunities with their Super Jardineros Program and to address nutrition and food security issues by promoting the cultivation of organic home vegetable gardens.

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