Olivewood Gardens and Learning Center
Olivewood Gardens and Learning Center
Who We Are

Olivewood Gardens &
Learning Center

Creating a Healthier Future

Established in 2007, Olivewood Gardens & Learning Center is an ICF Type 1 supporting organization located in National City, California, with a mission to connect and motivate youth and adults through sustainable agriculture, environmental stewardship, and nutrition education, inspiring them to become healthy and active citizens. 

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Nutrition and Environment Education Programs

In 2006, Christy Walton donated her National City, California, Victorian home to ICF with a stipulation that the organic garden be maintained to teach children and inspire communities to grow their own healthy fruits and vegetables. In 2010, ICF gifted the grounds to Olivewood Gardens & Learning Center for their program activities. Today, ICF and Olivewood both maintain their headquarters on the property, which offers a unique venue to support both organizations’ programs and other events.

Olivewood educates children, adults, and families through healthy cooking, environmental education, and leadership development. Its three signature programs include the Children’s Garden and Nutrition Education Field Trips, Cooking for Salud®, and Volunteer and Internship Program. Classes are also offered to the community to advance knowledge of healthy cooking and environmental education.