Solana Center is part of Healthy WorksSM which is a countywide initiative making systems and environmental changes promoting wellness and addressing the nationwide obesity epidemic.
Healthy WorksSM is a component of the County of San Diego's "Live Well, San Diego! Building Better Health" initiative, a 10-year strategic vision for improving health and wellness and combating the toll of chronic diseases, including obesity. Healthy WorksSM creates "Paths to Healthy Living." Healthy WorksSM engages San Diego County residents, businesses, and community leaders in systems and environmental approaches such as farmers' markets, community gardens, bike-to-school and work programs, school exercise and nutrition programs, as well as changes involving land use and transportation. The reason Solana Center has chosen to become a part of Healthy WorksSM is because we believe that a healthy community is also a sustainable community. Our role as a Regional Garden Education Center is to be a resource for those wishing to get more involved in backyard, school and community gardening. These gardens make fresh produce more accessible for the residents of San Diego as well as decreasing the huge carbon footprint of imported agricultural resources. If you, or someone you know, wants to get more involved in gardening or has thought about starting a community or school garden feel free to come by or contact us!