With programming in the areas of schools, farmers’ markets, and the Occidental College community, we work with students, educators, advocacy organizations, and communities, to co-create adaptive strategies that build collective resiliency and achieve a more just food system.
Our work at schools includes working with parents, students, and administrators to increase community engagement around healthy food. We view schools as powerful community hubs for empowerment and education.
We promote models for how farmers markets can become thriving, accessible spaces that serve all community members. UEPI has worked with farmers’ markets for over 10 years to expand their reach to low-income customers and improve food assistance
OXY'S COLLEGE CAMPUS
We provide meaningful learning opportunities for Occidental College students through community based learning courses and internships. At the same time our work engages the community surrounding Oxy, particularly for school ages children and their families to engage with the College as a resource.
Virtural Garden Lessons Have Begun!
UEPI's Garden Educator Sandra Luna, has begun instructing garden lessons online! She will be leading lessons that will engage students while at home in topics like life cycles, healthy soils, plant classification, and more. This project could not be possible without the support of the Loreto and Latona Elementary School teachers and principals, as well as the project funder, The Sage Garden Project.