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Noche 2021 Honoree - Outstanding Community Organization - Eco Urban Gardens

Eco Urban Gardens was established in 2015 to combat food insecurity through urban agriculture and regenerative living. Over the past seven years the organization has taught residents of high-need communities in the San Gabriel Valley how to grow food and care for the environment through principles of permaculture and agroecology to create healthy and sustainable communities.

Led by Executive Director Marianne Zaugg whose 30 years of work experience includes establishing programs in the public sector of health and environment, the Eco Urban Gardens team also designs and installs drought-tolerant landscapes with California native plants, to build soil, attract pollinators, clean our air, and ultimately transform urban habitats into thriving ecosystems. Examples of this work include Farm to School and campus greening initiatives that connect environment, health and urban agriculture at Arroyo High School, Rosemead High School, and Mountain View High School.

ActiveSGV's annual awards party, Noche de las Luminarias, honors people making strides to realize a more sustainable, equitable, and livable San Gabriel Valley. On 10/21/21 we are excited to host the event in a beautiful, outdoor setting at the LA County Arboretum in the City of Arcadia. More information about the event and how to get tickets here