Monday, January 25, 2016

Ontario community garden looking to grow with public’s help. By Daily Bulletin


Francisco Duenas works a small plot of carrots, garlic and onions at the Huerta del Valle Community Garden in Ontario on Jan. 18. Organizers are hoping to build permanent community and educational center structures as part of a plan to expand the garden. They have already raised more than $17,000 on Kickstarter to fund the engineering and construction and are seeking the public’s help is raising more funds. (Photos By Will Lester — Staff Photographer)


ONTARIO >> When Huerta del Valle community garden relocated to a 4-acre parcel in the northeast part of town organizers encountered a fenced-up empty field with an abundance of weeds and garbage.

But to executive director Maria Alonso and project manager Arthur Levine, it looked promising.

Just west of Bon View Park, it's the city's first urban farm and community garden. More than 6,000 pounds of produce was sold to nearby restaurants and farmers markets in the last season. Those revenues are then used to pay for the operational costs of the garden. 

There are now 62 families who maintain a 20-foot by 10-foot plot of land, for only $10 a year.......

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http://www.dailybulletin.com/lifestyle/20160124/ontario-community-garden-looking-to-grow-with-publics-help


Three Students Design & Crowdfund Radical Sustainable Educational Center



For more than a year, students at Cal Poly Pomona College’s School of Architecture in Los Angeles, CA, have been designing an education center for Huerta del Valle Community Garden. The community where the garden and future education center are located is one of the most polluted areas of California, in which most low income families are heavily reliant on fast food and produce grown with pesticides. In this case, the garden and education center have the potential to provide the community with healthier food options, address environmental justice challenges, and increase self-reliance and social well-being..…

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Friday, January 15, 2016

Huerta del Valle, un proyecto ‘verde’ en favor de la comunida - See more at: http://tecreview.itesm.mx/huerta-del-valle-un-proyec verde en favor de la comunidad Por: Andrea López


Imagina un espacio comunitario en el que además de convivir con tus vecinos puedas leer tranquilamente en una biblioteca, cosechar tus propias verduras o asistir a una clase especializada para aprender algo nuevo.

Tres estudiantes de arquitectura de la Universidad Politécnica del Estado de California, en Estados Unidos, harán de este proyecto una realidad 100% amigable con el medio ambiente. Te presentamos Huerta del Valle.

Kirill Volchinsky

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Thursday, January 14, 2016

COMUNIDAD: El jardín Huerta del Valle de Ontario busca reunir $17,000 para centro educativo. By: Olga Rojas


El jardín comunitario Huerta del Valle, que se encuentra en el parque Bon View de Ontario, inició una campaña para recaudar este mes $17,000 y poder así construir un innovador centro educativo sostenible.

“Hay tres razones para crear este centro: físicamente necesitamos un espacio para protegernos del sol, frío y lluvia. Segundo para dar clases educativas abiertas a todo el público, y tercero para facilitar actividades culturales, por ejemplo, si la comunidad quiere exponer su cultura mexicana o centroamericana”, señaló Arthur Levine, gerente del proyecto la Huerta del Valle de Ontario........

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http://m.unidossc.com/articles/este-22268-comunidad-levine.html

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Cultivadores go to Huerta del Valle Community. Authored by: Eli Tizcareño

This weekend, five families made up of mothers, children, and young adults from Mar Vista Gardens visited Huerta del Valle Community Garden in Ontario, California. Our trip began in the early afternoon driving away from the Mar Vista Gardens community garden in two vehicles. Upon driving into Ontario after 1.5 hours of Los Angeles traffic, I saw small mom and pop restaurants, liquor stores, one-story homes and trailers nearing the address on our destination. Before stepping out of the car, we all pointed at the fenced area with plants growing beyond the height of the fence. We were confident we had found the garden, and this was confirmed when Maria Alonso, the Garden Manager, came out to greet us as we neared the fenced green area......