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MUNDO Gardens is a roots community garden program empowering youth and families throughout San Diego and across borders. We cultivate wellness and creativity by combining nature, music, and the arts.
Mundo Gardens Joe's Pocket Farm was founded on January 1, 2010, though its history goes back many years and began with a man named Jose Nuñez. Joe, as we called him, farmed a vacant plot of land neighboring his home for many years. It was a jungle of banana trees, tomatoes, mint, and citrus. He gardened daily and shared the fruits of his work with neighbors and the community. After Joe moved away with his family in 2008 the garden was uncared for and became overgrown with weeds and used as a dumping ground. The youngest siblings of the Luna Reynoso Family, Michael and Michelle, approached National City Council to share the Idea of a community garden. In 2010 we broke ground at Joe's Pocket Farm. Janice, the oldest sister of the Luna Reynoso familiy, along with family, friends, San Diego Victory Gardens, YALLA, and the support of National City, began the work to transform the garden back its purpose. Mundo Gardens currently includes Joe's Pocket Farm, which is a community garden in National City. Classes or events at both Mundo Gardens include but are not limited to, gardening, art, nutrition, cooking, music, and yoga. Mundo Gardens Joe's Pocket Farm has been host to the Rancho Roots Fest and a Peace and Dignity 2012 Ceremony Fundraiser. Call to schedule a tour or any classes for your small group. The space is also available to the community for outdoor events.
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