San Diego Foundation: Olivewood Gardens’ Kitchenistas Serve as Ambassadors for Health

Oct 4, 2022 | Media

When you arrive at Olivewood Gardens and Learning Center in National City, your senses are assaulted: by the bounty of colorful fruits and vegetables growing in the gardens, the laughter of children on a field trip and – if you’re lucky – the smells wafting from the “Cooking for Salud“ class that takes place in the teaching kitchen of the property’s Victorian house.

It was these moments that captured the attention and support of local filmmaker, philanthropist and SDF fund advisor Mary Ann Beyster 10 years ago.

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