Our mission is to educate communities about the importance of practicing wellness in their daily lives through gardening, in-turn creating a healthier, more educated, and environmentally sustainable society.
How It Started
In 2012 our founder Stephen Lucke started a community garden at the University of the Incarnate Word. The garden was born out of his love for wellness, including nutrition, exercise, and stewardship of the environment. In conjunction with UIW, Stephen began collaborating with outside entities in impoverished communities to spread the seed of wellness. Since that first garden, Gardopia was officially established in the great state of Texas in May of 2015, and now manages numerous gardens on the Eastside of San Antonio.
Gardopia envisions a society in which edible gardens are planted throughout the city, helping reduce obesity, preserve nature, and build communities.
Gardopia builds and maintains gardens in impoverished communities at a reduced cost, providing a much needed service that is otherwise unavailable in such communities.