Mission of Gardopia Gardens

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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.

Gardopia Garden's Garden-Based Learning Program @ Bowden Elementary School in San Antonio, TX

               "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.

These donations support will support Youth Gardens & Health Programming at:

  • Washington Elementary
  • Pershing Elementary
  • Bowden Elementary School
  • Sam Houston High School
  • Wheatley Community School
  • Carroll Early Childhood
  • Ella Austin Community Center

We're asking for your donation of $1/month to help us grow and maintain our Youth Gardens in San Antonio.

Your tax-deductible donation to the Giving Wellness Campaign will support our mission of cultivating Health & Wellness in San Antonio.

-Stephen Lucke, CEO / Founder

Year-To-Date Client Served:

  • 423 Youth Served by the Garden-Based Learning In School Time Program
  • 134 Garden Workshops Provided to The Community
  • 14 Youth Gardens Built In Partnership With Area Schools & Non-Profit Agencies
  • 5259 Participants Served

Help Us Sustain Children In Impoverished Areas

Gardopia Gardens assist 5 elementary schools in the Eastside Promise Zone (EPN) in the area codes 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.

Let medicine be thy food and let food be thy medicine.
— Hippocrates