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The Mission of Olivewood Gardens and Learning Center is to empower students and families from diverse backgrounds to be healthy and active citizens through organic gardening, environmental stewardship, and nutrition education. Our Vision is to reconnect students and families to the natural environment through food, education and community engagement.

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Providing extra helpings of knowledge | download Written by Allison Sampite-Montecalvo | September 2014
National City creates colorful gathering place | download Written by Allison Sampite-Montecalvo | April 2013
Famous chef puts spotlight on former Walton estate | download Written by Diane Bell | June 2012
Olivewood Gardens from Organic Vegetables to Delicious Meal | download By Mary Matthews | June 2012
El Bizcocho bids farewell with alumni chef menu. | download Written by Pam Kragen | June 8, 2012
The MIT Club of San Diego May Newsletter | download By the MIT Club of San Diego President | May 2012
El Bizcocho to close and reopen with new name, lower prices | download Written by Lori Weisberg | May 2, 2012
Workshops Make Healthy Eating Fun | download By Chris Ross, UT San Diego | March 28, 2012
Act: Nourish in Action: Communities - Nourish Day Breakfast in San Diego County, California | download By Nourish Initiative | November 30, 2011
Eight local groups vie for conservation grant | download Written by Mike Lee, San Diego Union Tribune | November 8, 2011
CandyWallace of Olivewood Gardens on Chef Magazine | download By Chef Magazine | November - December 2011
Of Malcolm, Magic, & John and a Visit to a Community Garden | download By Adventures Being Alex | October 20, 2011
Connecting Kids With Compost, Healthy Foods | download By BioCycle | September 2011, Vol. 52
Guest Speaker: A Garden, Empowering a Community | download By CafeMeetingPlace.com | October 10, 2011
Cooking For Kids With Matt | Watch on Youtube FOX News | September 28, 2011
Olivewood Gardens Heart of the Harvest on KUSI | Watch on Youtube KUSI News | September 26, 2011
'Sustainable' foodies break bread together at La Jolla garden party | download By By Catharine L. Kaufman, Del Mar Times | June 23, 2011
Olivewood Gardens en espanol By Abelardo Rodriguez, Univision | July 8, 2011
Planting the Seed of Nutrition (Sembrar la semilla de la nutrición) | download By Rella Rosenshain, prensa.com | June 28, 2011
In Our Own Backyard: Olivewood Gardens | download By Sharon Asakawa, Garden Life | June 13, 2011
Expanding young minds & palates | download By Martina Schimitschek, San Diego Union Tribune | May 26, 2011
6 Days. 4 Dinners. Over 950 Miles - Outstanding in The Field | download By Alexis Katsilometes | May 17, 2011
Regional Garden Education Center at Olivewood Gardens County of San Diego | May 17, 2011
San Diego Offers Free Gardening Classes To Produce Healthy Lifestyles | download By Susan Murphy, KPBS | May 17, 2011
KPBS- Beyster Family Foundation | download (3.7MB) KPBS- Beyster Family Foundation | April 28, 2011
Edible Education at Olivewood Gardens Fox 5 News | March 24, 2011
Garden basics for students | download By Tonnette Lyles, The Star News | Sat, Apr 02 2011 12:00 PM
A fresh take on minestrone from Olivewood Gardens | download By Chris Ross, San Diego Union Tribune | March 22, 2011
Garden yields a bit of progress on youth | download By Su-mei Yu, San Diego Union-Tribune, Originally published February 8, 2011 at 1:22 p.m., updated February 8, 2011 at 1:22 p.m.
San Diego Restaurant Week: Olivewood Gardens | download | watch on youtube KUSI News | January 19, 2011
Guest Blogger: Eating Rules visits Olivewood Gardens | download Fed Up With Lunch blog | November 12, 2010
Orchids & Onions awards: Do you agree with the jury? UCSD wins the top award, port district gets the bottom | download by Roger Showley, San Diego Union-Tribune | November 5, 2010
Community Garden Bears Healthy Fruit | download NBC San Diego | October 1, 2010
"Renegade Lunch Lady," Chef Ann Cooper, Storms San Diego | download Press Release | September 10, 2010
The Magic of Olivewood Gardens | download Edible San Diego | Fall 2010
Olivewood Gardens and Learning Center | download Wisz in the Kitchen | August 3, 2010
Garden to Table | download Wicked Good Blog | August 3, 2010
White House-bound: local chefs | download By Peter Rowe, San Diego Union Tribune | June 3, 2010
White House Recognizes Local Chef | download video NBC San Diego | June 2, 2010
Chef, food stylist part of Obama nutrition push | download SignOnSanDiego Newsletter | May 29, 2010
Inspire food love - introduce your kid to the kitchen | download By Caron Golden, San Diego News Network | May25, 2010
Big Brother: the Tahitian Squash | download By Che, Casing the Joint weblog from The Linkery, http://www.thelinkery.com/ | May 20, 2010
Cooking with Kids | download By Maureen Cavanaugh, Pat Finn, KPBS | May 24, 2010
San Diego's Historic Places: National City Victorians | download KPBS TV | Airs Monday, April 26, 2010 at 9:30 p.m.
School Gardens Promote Healthy Alternatives | View on Youtube NBC San Diego | February 4, 2010
The Way of the Future | download By Chelsea, Casing the Joint , Weblog from The Linkery | January 11, 2009
National City Wants to Plow Back to its Roots | download | download audio By Amita Sharma, KPBS | October 12, 2009
Plan For Community Garden Grows Out of High Diabetes Rate | download | download audio By Megan Burke and Maureen Cavanaugh, These Days, KPBS | October 12, 2009
High Diabetes Rates In National City Cause Concern | download | Watch it on youtube By Amita Sharma and Gloria Penner, San Diego Week, KPBS-TV | October 9, 2009
Potluck picnic to mark future organic garden | download San Diego Union Tribune | September 3, 2009
New Life for an Old House A Community Legacy in National City | download By Iris Engstrand, The Journal of San Diego History | Volume 54, Summer 2009
Organic garden's growth plan - Foundation seeks to expand site donated by Walton family | download By Mia Taylor, San Diego Union Tribune | August 16, 2008
Historic home, noble mission - Walton family bequeaths property to nonprofit for binational outreach | download San Diego Union Tribune | February 09, 2008
Wal-Mart heir leaves property to nonprofit | download San Diego Union Tribune | February 09, 2008
International Community Foundation Gifted Home, $4M Endowment | download San Diego Business Journal | January 14, 2008
S.D.-based charity is one of 7 in state seeking tax relief | download San Diego Union Tribune | January 13, 2008
International Community Foundation gifted former residence San Diego Daily Transcript | July 18, 2006