Many of our educational programs are taught by Elders in our community and we are very much committed to the inter-generational model of learning and teaching.
Food Grows Community Inter-generational Project
Partner with Reality Kitchen
This project provides a free organic lunch for River Road neighborhood elders while interacting with each other and the Reality Kitchen students. Volunteers from across the community are also involved on a regular basis to harvest and prepare food.
Using donated land in the neighborhood community volunteers of all ages, lead by Michael Vasquez has planted a large organic garden to produce food for the weekly lunches.
Zaniyan’s goal is to promote food sovereignty and the education needed to develop self-reliant communities. We create opportunities for inter-generational experiential learning. This project increases neighborhood social capital and caring. The convergence of organic food grown within a few miles, pairing enthusiastic volunteers with young adults in conversation with elders has created a lively and growing community different than institutionalized free lunch programs.
Garden Helper Program
Referral program for Elders or others who need physical garden help but are unable to afford traditional landscapers. More information here