LJI’s Agriculture work seeks to support food justice in our communities by providing an outdoor agricultural classroom. The program provides a farm apprentice project, space for service learning, community gatherings, and educational activities. Volunteers at LJI enjoy organic vegetables for their families. The Agricultural programs seek to support traditional gardening/farming practices, small farmers, and provide good organic vegetables to our communities.
The work of the founders of Los Jardines Institute spans over 70 years of social, environmental and economic justice organizing, education and building a multi-generational movement.
We are a predominately volunteer-run organization that supports itself through our projects and grass roots fundraising.
The purpose of Los Jardines Institute (The Gardens Institute) is to build and support healthy and sustainable communities and workplaces. We do this by creating opportunities that promote multi-generational learning, The Institute honors land-based and grassroots ways of knowing in the places where we live, work, play, pray, and go to school.
Los Jardines Institute is a place for community building. Part of our mission is holding physical space to build social, economic, political and spiritual power. Contact us to see if we're a good fit.