The Valley Educational Gardens Initiative (VEGI) provides educational opportunities to kids, adults, and families by teaching about gardening and nutrition while also producing healthy food to benefit the community. VEGI is a collaborative project among La Puente, local schools, area non-profits, and community members. Food grown in our gardens is distributed to the homeless shelter for meals, throughout the Food Bank Network, and to community members who are in need or who have lent a helping hand.
- Roughly 3000 pounds of produce was harvested
- Approximately 375 people volunteered in the gardens
- Over 1000 people benefitted from VEGI's educational programs