"Where Flowers Bloom, So Does Hope"
- Lady Bird Johnson
On behalf of Gardopia Gardens, we invite you to join our Giving Wellness Campaign.
Our grassroots efforts transformed the once Vacant Lot on 619 N. New Braunfels into the vibrant Community Garden which serves as a communal gathering space for youth, families, and individuals. As we near the end of our 3rd year in operation, we have expanded to another vacant lot, beginning the process of a community food forest!
By becoming a member of Gardopia Gardens, you will help us expand our mission of bringing health and wellness to San Antonio and beyond. Listed below are some of our programs / projects;
- 619 N. New Braunfels Community Garden
- 1418 Hays Community Orchard
- Community Garden Talks
- Garden-Based Learning
- Lunch & Learns
We're asking for your donation of $5 - $100 /month to help us grow and maintain our garden-based wellness programming
Your tax-deductible donation to the Giving Wellness Campaign will directly impact the education, health, and environment for thousands of youth and adults in Central Texas!
-Stephen Lucke, CEO / Founder
- 16 Partner Gardens
- 1/2 Acre Micro-Farm
- 1/4 Acre Fruit Orchard
- 120 Consecutive Garden Volunteer Weekends
- 423 Youth Served by the Garden-Based Learning In School Time Program
- 134 Garden Workshops Provided to The Community
- 5259 Participants Served
Help Us Sustain Children In Impoverished Areas
Gardopia Gardens assists schools and communities in some of the most impoverished neighborhoods of San Antonio, including the Eastside Promise Neighborhood (78202, 78208, 78203)
According to the Bexar County Health Collaborative, 45%-60%+ Children living in these zip codes are below 100% poverty level.
Help Us End Childhood Diabetes & Obesity
Gardopia Gardens empowers individuals to live healthier lives, We can prevent the long-term intergenerational cycles of obesity & childhood diabetes that burden our most vulnerable communities.
According to the Bexar County Health Collaborative, 8%-54% of adults living in the Near Eastside were told by a provider they are prediabetic or borderline diabetic.