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Collective Roots

Collective Roots seeks to educate and engage youth and communities in food system change through sustainable programs that impact health, education, and the environment. It brings people in communities together.

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School Based Programs
Collective Roots works with children, youth and adults to design and sustain organic gardens on school and community sites. These sites are linked with kindergarten through twelfth grade curriculum that meets California state science standards as well as health and nutrition curriculum that promotes school, community and state health/nutrition goals.

Community Based Programs
We engage residents and stakeholders in a full-scale initiative to increase access to fresh, local, healthy and affordable fresh produce.

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The idea of teaching kids in the community is great. Sometimes, when you teach kids, they teach their parents. Plus, if you do kids activities, you can have the parents participate with them or do extra activities for the parents and create a community of people learning new things.

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