In our neighborhood of Colina Park:
• 54% of the population is born in another country: They are used to growing their own food and different shopping than in America.
• 43% of our families live below the poverty level: They often live with public assistance and need access to healthy affordable food.
• 32% of the population don't have cars: They don’t have access to places outside of our community.
• 40% of the population in Colina Park are under the age of 18: Our youth need access to healthy, fresh food.
• the population density is nearly ten times the San Diego average: With so many people in one area, we need to have more green spaces and need to grow food more densely to fit their needs.
The intent of the Urban Agriculture project is to promote a healthier lifestyle in children and create a more environmentally sustainable community in City Heights.
The showcase and urban Agriculture was even featured in a Union Tribune article. The project will continue and expand next year as we move into the Urban Agriculture garden and community establish programming.