disease prevention through community, gardening and education

Where we grow healthy Hearts

what we do

Get Your Hands Dirty!

The statement that Modesto Children’s Garden is a place and program that’s “close to the heart” of founder Jessica Coleman means much more when you hear her story.

Disease prevention through community, gardening and education.

Take a field trip

We love having school classes and youth organizations visit Modesto Children’s Garden.

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Spreading the word about Modesto Children’s Garden—in conversations with family and friends, on social media, etc


Describing the work of Modesto Children’s Garden as life-changing is, in no way, “a stretch.” In fact, it’s spot-on

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Planting a Vision

Childhood obesity: It’s not a harmless “phase” that a kid will grow out of on their way to healthy adolescence and adulthood. It’s a serious condition that can put a child on the path to ongoing medical challenges and significantly diminish their quality of life.

Evidence suggests that more than 56% of 5th graders in Stanislaus County suffer from obesity. But there’s hope!

All the elements children need to be healthier and happier can be found in one place: a garden.

Modesto Children’s
Garden Event Spaces:
Sweet Retreats

Imagine enjoying a balmy California night with friends and family under a beautifully illuminated arbor just steps away from where some of the food you’re sharing was grown.

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From skies to soil


We’re pleased to say that with your support, our efforts over more than a decade to draw attention to Valley Children’s Hospital have helped raise awareness of their services and the amazing work they do. And now, the Pelandale Specialty Care Center is providing even easier access to health services in our area.

But our work’s not done!

We’ve shifted our focus to another critical children’s issue: the unrelenting epidemic of childhood obesity. Learn about the many ways Modesto Children’s Garden [link] is helping address it—through our children’s programs, Farmers Market, beautiful event spaces and more.

Then join us on this journey and become part of the solution!