Big Heart Wellness Center
BIG HEART WELLNESS CENTER
a network of Support Services
enhancing the lives of community members
Big Heart Organic Garden
Our Big Heart Garden produces seasonal, organic produce for our neighbors in need through the Interfaith Food Pantry. Gardener Sue Vincent, together with a group of local youth and other volunteers, plant, maintain and harvest tomatoes, squash, beans, peppers, lettuce and other greens, along with tending our five fruit trees growing in the 70 foot square plot of land behind the Wellness Center.
We welcome Wellness Center guests to volunteer in our garden — weeding, planting, watering, harvesting. We also are open to suggestions about produce you would like to see us plant: do you have favorite or cultural vegetables? Talk to one of our food pantry or garden volunteers.We are also registered with Project 20 & 22 Court Fee diversion programs, so if you need volunteer hours to pay a traffic fine, you can work in our garden!
We also offer cooking and nutrition classes that can help you learn to cook with our produce. For a schedule of our next cooking event, please turn to the Nutrition Page.
We are partners with Fertile Groundworks, whose lead gardener, Bruce Campbell, heads up the Garden of Grace at Asbury United Methodist Church. If you know of any other businesses or gardeners who you think might like to partner with us in supporting the health of our community, please let us know.
Stay tuned for: Green House Raising at the Big Heart Garden!
The Secret Garden summer arts program for youth is coming up in August. Register here.
Thanks to a grant from Alameda County's StopWaste. We are pleased to introduce Jamil Burns, our new gardening intern for July and August. Jamil will be helping our community coordinate recycling and composting practices, as well as expanding and designing the garden space. Welcome Jamil!