• See the pictures from our Seeds of Transformation Garden Celebration on March 20, 2016
  • The Conservancy received a Certificate of Recognition from Mayor Terry Tornek at Donor Recognition Day at the Villa-Parke Community Garden, on November 21, 2015.
  • The Conservancy's second community garden is now open at Madison Elementary.
  • 1Learn
    Learn how we promote healthier families in NW Pasadena by financing food gardens, providing technical support & volunteers.
  • 2Explore
    Explore our first community garden project at Villa Parke Community Center - a city, county, and PCGC partnership.
  • 3Join Us
    Join your friends and neighbors who make up the PCGC. Help create a network of 10 community gardens.

Improving Family Health in NW Pasadena’s
Food Deserts


The 30-plus community leaders who created the Pasadena Community Gardens Conservancy in 2012 were influenced by Dr. Eric Walsh, our city’s Director of Public Health, in focusing our philanthropy on our city’s “food desert” areas (as shown in the map above).  These areas have a scarcity of grocery stores and an abundance of fast-food and convenience stores, and they tend to be densely populated with lower-income, minority residents.
Click here to read more about these “food deserts” in the City of Pasadena’s 2012 Quality Of Life Index On Health.


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Click here to read the story on the Seeds of Transformation Garden Celebration event in Pasadena Now Photo credit: dana p bouton/dpb photography

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If you missed this warm and wonderful event, you missed the fun of mingling with the Madison parents and children and eating healthy fruit and pretzel snacks together (thanks to Board Member Stephanie Hall.) We tried out our Spanish, wielded a few shovels, and listened to the many words of gratitude from Mayor Terry Tornek, Superintendent Brian McDonald, and Madison Continue Reading

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        LINCOLN RESTAURANT, Pasadena’s new favorite gathering place known for fresh, seasonable cuisine, will be catering our event! Both Chef Christine Moore and Pastry Chef Cecelia Leung will be working to design a cutting-edge menu to delight one and all. L.A. Times Restaurant Reviewer Jonathan Gold described LINCOLN as “a great Eastside destination” that will “bowl you Continue Reading

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Please join PCGC to see where your donor dollars are heading next! PCGC is the proud sponsor of construction of the Madison Elementary School Garden and Orchard. Pupils will be working daily in this K-5 garden, as it will be incorporated into the State of California’s new pre-science curriculum for elementary students. Come and be an honored guest at the Continue Reading

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You are cordially invited to the groundbreaking of the PCGC-sponsored Madison Elementary School Garden and Orchard, on Saturday, January 30, at 2pm, at 515 Astabula St., just off Los Robles Ave. The garden and orchard are funded by a $15,000 construction grant from PCGC. Please come and help us celebrate! We’ll join Mayor Terry Tornek, Superintendent Brian McDonald, Councilmember Victor Continue Reading

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