I’m coming to you with an idea for Valentine’s Day …what about helping to make a garden grow? Rather than spending your dollars on a single-use item, why not share the love of earthly knowledge with the children of Ojai? While you may not live in Ojai — you will reap the reward of PACT organic cotton clothing immediately and perhaps eat the reward years from now, when these children grow up to have orange and avocado farms of their own!
The children of Topa Topa Elementary School have a great community garden and through the help of Ojai based, Food For Thought, every Thursday the children get to dig, plant, weed, rake, water and pick in the garden. There is a small green house on site that is used for starting seeds for a few other Ojai based gardens. Food grown in the Topa Topa garden is shared not only with the Thursday garden club, but also with the school cafeteria to ensure fresh veggies are eaten by all. Heck these kids get to eat kale tacos and they actually love them!
So why am I asking for money? Because I don’t want this garden to stop growing. I don’t want this type of hands-on education to cease. I see that obesity in children is the current #1 health risk, and I know that if diets change for a few children …it will soon be a trickle effect throughout the whole nation.
If you feel so inclined to donate, here is the link: Topa Topa Urban Garden. I highly recommend watching the first video, at the very least. If nothing else, will you consider sharing this campaign with your network? If you have already donated …thank you, thank you, thank you!
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