ETHNOBOTANICAL GARDEN PROGRAM
The WorldBeat Center is active in collaborating with community organizations to
provide nutrition/gardening programs in San Diego. The program includes
school garden projects, school nutritional education programs, farm
field trip program, a farm apprenticeship program, and health and
cooking classes and events.
Working with partner organizations, WBC has
used our networking abilities to link the various agencies in San Diego
committed to food security and centralize access to their varied
services. Currently WBC is working to expand the amount of participants
involved in our various program offerings. In partnership with our
collaborating organizations our programs address the critical food & water
crisis issues that San Diego County faces and provides innovative
garden projects include Balboa Park Integration Program and World Beat
Center collaborative inner city garden program serving over 6,000
students, Ocean Beach Elementary School Garden, Morris High School
Garden, Florence CDC and Elementary School Garden, and other sites
The gardens educate students on the various aspects
of agriculture and nutrition while fostering a deep understanding and
respect for the earth. All projects are somewhat limited in their
ability to provide a multi-faceted educational experience due to a lack resource
organization and capacity building. A lack funding has prevented WBC
from being able to dedicate time to developing a comprehensive
self-sufficient volunteer base to operate programs full-time.
Ethnobotany / Children's Gardening -
Our Community Garden Program started 8 years ago in dedication to George Washington Carver, The Pioneer of Botany in America.
Children learn the relationship with Plants and the Indigenous Culture's, locally & Globally.
Outdoor Classroom / Life Labs -
By taking our students outside to our Gardens, they learn that everyone is a scientist.
The unique organic herb, fruit, and vegetable garden honors the memory
of George Washington Carver, and is dedicated to teaching young people
about the role of plants in society. Gardening classes are available to
schools, youth programs, individuals, and families by appointment or on
Sundays at 11:30 a.m. The garden also serves the nearly 6,000 students
in the 5th Grade Balboa Park Integration Program.
Help us raise the funds needed to provide quality programing
This thermometer shows the current financial fundraising progress of this program, Please become a MEMBER of this program or DONATE today!