Blessing of Boggs Tract Community Farm

PUENTES is pleased to invite all of our Family and Friends to join us at the Boggs Tract Community Farm as spiritual leaders from throughout the community Bless our grounds: Date: February 19. 2011 Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM 466  S. Ventura Avenue, Stockton, CA 95203

More U.S. families garden than previously thought!

US Households Grow Home Food Gardens By: Jennifer Kongs You may be surprised to learn, according to the National Gardening Association, 31 percent of all U.S. households participated in food gardening in 2008. All too often we are bombarded with discouraging news about our food system: rising rates of childhood diabetes, salmonella outbreaks and genetically […]

Egg Co-ops Take Community Gardens to a Whole New Level

Yesterday’s piece on salmonella shown a pretty negative shadow on our nation’s egg producing industry. The recent salmonella outbreak is a clear example of the downfalls of an out of control globalized food system. But the picture isn’t all grim. As a farm-to-fork trend further gains momentum across the nation, there’s certainly a light at […]

School gardens help make children smarter!!!

School Gardening Enhances Academic, Social, and Physical Skills in Children, Says Report Forget about playing Mozart when the baby is in the womb–start a school garden instead! A new report from the Royal Horticultural Society has found that when children work in school gardens they develop increased life skills, greater literacy and numeracy and are […]

The story of an East Coast “AGTIVIST”

The New Agtivist: Urban farmer Annie Novak aims sky high By: Aeire Faerie, Urban farmer Annie Novak is on a mission to inspire New Yorkers to grow, cook, and eat good food — and to nurture the relationships that make it all possible. Born in Chicago, she is the oldest daughter of an artist […]

“Rurbalization”: Re-thinking food security in urban communities

RURBALIZATION? Greening—and feeding—the city with a ‘garden block’ By: Daniel Nairn, It looks like one of the main take-aways from the Congress for the New Urbanism 18 conference is something being labeled “agrarian urbanism.” Fast Company is calling it the “new new urbanism” and Treehugger has described the notion as the next phase in […]

Manteca Bulletin: PUENTES Garden at SJC Fair

Everything coming up roses (& more) at fair By Rose Albano-Risso Avid gardeners will find many freebies to take home and plenty of gardening ideas at the San Joaquin County Fair which is wrapping up its final day today from noon to 7 p.m. As soon as you step inside the fair’s main entrance, […]

Citizen’s Adivsory Committee Invited to Particpate in SJC Fair!

PUENTES’ Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) has been invited to prepare a demonstration plot for the San Joaquin County Fair this summer! The CAC met on site on Earth Day, April 22, to discuss their vision for the garden… ultimately it was decided that when developing the site, they would focus on the idea of demonstrating different types […]