We build out community’s resilience by cultivating wellness, academic achievement, and sustainable practices.
We support school gardens in West Contra Costa County by providing resources, advocacy, and partnerships. We build our community’s resilience by cultivating wellness, academic achievement, and sustainable practices.
“An introduction to gardening at school helps grow responsible, environmentally-aware citizens!”
Linda Hunter, Executive Director of The Watershed Project
“There is considerable evidence that young people benefit in many ways by spending time working and learning in a garden environment.”
Tina Neuhausel, President and Founder of Sustainable Contra Costa
“By providing young people the direct experience of playing with, studying, and managing the natural cycles and resources that sustain us all, West County DIGS helps our next generation develop the perceptual filters, aptitude, interest, wisdom, and values that will empower them to become scientists, eco-entrepreneurs, leaders, and active, informed citizens who will realize the dream of a more healthy, sustainable, and just socio-ecosystem.”
Park Guthrie, Garden Education Specialist, OUSD
Ways to help
. Donate old but usable gardening equipment to one of our garden. To connect with one of us about donating items, please click here.
. Attend our meetings and lend your expertise and ideas or help with one of our other community events. Click here to see our upcoming meetings.
. Contact our West Contra Costa Unified School Board members and let them know how important school gardens and outdoor education are by clicking here.
. If you think there is an resource or networking opportunity we should be aware of, please let us know by clicking here.
Source: West Country DIGS is a project of Earth Island Institute
Director: Graciella Rossi and Molly Wahl
Why support Us
Your donation helps us to develop new and exciting programming for our school gardens, so give a little green.
Donate old but usable gardening equipment to one of our garden sites.
Attend our meetings and lend your expertise and ideas or help with one of our other community events.
We are looking forward to another great year of supporting school gardens in WCCUSD. We are hosting eight garden education workshops in conjunction with the district. We will also continue a second year of our very successful mentorship and greenhouse programs. Visit our website to see what we are up to.