Fiscal Sponsorship

Mesa Verde Gardens (MVG) is a fiscally sponsored project of Pajaro Valley Community Health Trust that aims to enhance self-reliance and food security and to improve health among low-income families, primarily those living in the Pajaro Valley. Through its work, MVG promotes community and ecological stewardship by co-creating fertile, beautiful, safe community gardens in which individuals can gather to work, learn, cultivate, celebrate, and otherwise enrich their lives and enhance collective well-being.

MVG currently maintains seven community gardens and three community orchards that involve 220 families in growing organic fruits and vegetables for their own tables.

Mesa Verde Gardens
Grantees

Grantees

The Pajaro Valley Community Health Trust recently announced the recipients of $185,000 in grants to organizations addressing health issues in the Pajaro Valley. Fifteen organizations received grants ranging from $5,000 to $15,000 for projects falling within Health Trust’s four strategic program areas:

  • Diabetes and Its Contributing Risk Factors
  • Access to Care
  • Oral Health
  • Health Professions

The Health Trust also provided $10,000 this year in scholarships to students from the Pajaro Valley pursuing careers in the health professions.  Scholarships were given to students from Aptos High School, Pajaro Valley High School, Watsonville High School, Watsonville/Aptos Adult Education and Cabrillo College.

Volunteers & Sponsors

The Health Trust believes that advancing the health and wellbeing in the Pajaro Valley requires the involvement of the whole community. If you are interested in supporting our Mission, volunteer and sponsorship opportunities are available and always welcome. Please contact Annie Puckett at (831) 761-5639 or email apuckett@pvhealthtrust.org  for more information.

Volunteers