PROGRAMS

Community Gardens

Launched in 2010, Mesa Verde Gardens is a targeted response to food insecurity and poor health outcomes among children and families living in the Pajaro Valley of Central California.

Mesa Verde Gardens operates is a fiscally sponsored project of Pajaro Valley Community Health Trust (PVCHT), a 501(c)3 nonprofit public benefit healthcare foundation in Watsonville, California.  The Health Trust was originally incorporated in 1950 under the name Watsonville Community Hospital, a nonprofit acute care hospital.  In September 1998, it changed its name and reorganized its functions from hospital to foundation operations to support local health care needs through grantmaking, program investment, collaboration and convening. Its primary service area encompasses all of the zip codes in the city of Watsonville, plus Freedom, Pajaro and Aromas.

The Pajaro Valley Community Health Trust (Health Trust) is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit public benefit healthcare foundation in Watsonville, California.  The Health Trust was originally incorporated in 1950 under the name Watsonville Community Hospital, a nonprofit acute care hospital.  In September 1998, we changed our name and reorganized our functions from hospital to foundation operations to support local health care needs through grantmaking, program investment, collaboration and convening. Our primary service area encompasses all of the zip codes in the city of Watsonville, plus Freedom, Pajaro and Aromas.

The Health Trust leases office space on the campus of Watsonville Community Hospital, which is now owned and operated by a for profit health care system based in Brentwood, TN.

- See more at: http://www.pvhealthtrust.org/about-trust#sthash.3y26EOni.dpuf

 

Community Orchards

Mesa Verde Gardens maintains three community orchards:  two adjacent to a couple of its community gardens (Mi Jardin Verde and Jardin del Arco Iris), and the third set on a fertile slope adjacent to the headwaters of an expansive slough.  Now in their fourth season, the stone fruit trees at our largest fruit grove, Pajaro Community Orchard, yield an abundant harvest of apriums and plums. With more than a dozen apple trees criss-crossing the terraced slope, we look forward to an amazing apple crop in the fall!

Peer Leadership Development