Valencia Community Gardens provides education and hands-on learning for growing food in the community. VCG plots provide tilled space, water, compost and help for anyone interested in learning to grow their own food without pesticides/chemical fertilizers. Individuals are encouraged to plant and harvest with other members in communal plots.
We build community as we grow food together. We provide educational workshops on composting, amending soil, ways of conserving water, companion planting, managing pests organically, making ollas (clay pots that can be buried next to plants and filled with water that will seep directly to roots), canning harvest and much more. Valencia Community Gardens is working with seniors, teens participating in Summer of Service program in Belen, local Boy Scouts and any others in the community who wish to participate. Those who plant together will share harvest, then donate excess to local food banks and meals on wheels programs.
Our dream is to help start community gardens in various locations in Valencia County in order to give more neighborhoods the chance to work together to grow food and build community.