Our Theory of Action

We strive to educate students, families, and the community about sustainable agricultural practices, food nourishment, and community building. Through this project, we aspire to see a social and cultural shift in how our AUHSD community approaches food habits because of their new scientific literacy of cultivating and using food grown in their own neighborhood.

“It’s the first of its kind in the country. It’s designed to be an urban agriscience laboratory. This is going to transform the community from a food desert to a food and health care oasis.”

Superintendent Dr. Michael Matsuda


The Magnolia Agriscience Community Center is made possible with the contributions from community partners. Together, we've built a school agricultural site that nourishes students, families and community members. In addition to providing education about sustainable food practices and ecological issues, it also results in job training skills and experiences.