About Modesto Children’s Garden
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.
Having been a leading advocate for children’s health for more than two decades raising awareness and financial support for Valley Children's Hospital and Modesto's Pelandale Specialty Care Center, Jessica faced her own health crisis when a congenital heart defect caused life-threatening medical events and resulted in her undergoing open-heart surgery.
Today, she and her husband, Greg, are even more committed to children’s health causes in general and addressing childhood obesity in particular. And with multiple growing seasons under their belt since founding Modesto Children’s Garden in 2020, their efforts along with Madison, Assistant Director at Children’s Garden—in collaboration with so many generous people and organizations—are blossoming bigger and brighter each year.
Creating sustainable changes in the relationship that kids and families have with food and the environment will take time. But the Colemans and a growing group of supporters in Modesto and beyond are making tremendous progress! Learn how you can get involved with Modesto Children’s Garden.