Gardopia Gardens at the Ella Austin Community Center

Gardopia Gardens at the Ella Austin Community Center

 

About Gardopia Gardens

Gardopia Gardens is a 501(c)3 nonprofit agency based in the Near East of San Antonio, founded in May 2015. 

Effective interventions are needed to address the growing epidemic of obesity related diseases and environmental issues. Over the next 5 years, Gardopia Gardens aims to reduce obesity and malnutrition by increasing accessibility to fresh produce and implementing strategic intervention programming in schools, businesses, and community organizations.

Gardopia Gardens providesprograms and services to educational, commercial, and residential communities, providing tools, materials, and best practices to ensure their sustainability


Mission

Growing healthy communities through garden-based learning. 

Vision

A sustainable society, empowered and educated to lead healthy lifestyles through gardening.

Core Values

Education, Health, and Environment

 


United Nations Sustainable Development Goals & Alignment

Gardopia Gardens provides 4 core programs: the Garden-Based Learning Program, the Garden Volunteer Program, the Build-A-Garden & Optimization Program, and the Pearl Farmers’ Market Program. These program efforts strategically align with 10 of the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals:

Graphic from the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals - Click To Learn More

Graphic from the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals - Click To Learn More

  • Goal 2: Zero Hunger 

  • Goal 3: Good Health and Well-being 

  • Goal 4: Quality Education

  • Goal 9: Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure

  • Goal 10: Reduced Inequality

  • Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

  • Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production  

  • Goal 13: Climate Action

  • Goal 15: Life on Land

  • Goal 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal