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Vallejo People's Garden shares vegetable seeds with Marina Vista Apartments, low-income housing units located in one of Vallejo's food deserts. Food deserts are clusters of neighborhoods that have little or no access to foods needed to maintain a healthy diet but often served by plenty of fast food restaurants. There are four food deserts in the city of Vallejo with a population of over 115,000.
Brittany, Assistant Manager of Marina Vista Apartments is shown here standing in their community garden.
Touro University intern, Brittney Dautremont, conducting her first Health and Wellness workshop at the Vallejo People's Garden. The topic was "Cost-Benefit Analysis: Eating Healthy at Home versus Eating 'Cheap' Fast Food." Participants of the workshop said that the class was very informative and Brittney very knowledgeable. All said they would take her next Health and Wellness workshop, which will be Wednesday, August 17th from 10:30-11:30am.
Veggie Rx s a partnership between TUCOM and Vallejo People's Garden which aims to increase access to fresh fruits and vegetables to the many Vallejo residents living in food deserts. Through volunteering and community outreach projects, we aim to not only provide food to those in need, but to provide recipes and information on the importance of healthy eating.
We would love to have your support , so come out and see what we are all about! Check out our schedule below. Hope to see you at the Vallejo People's Garden!