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Explore Ecology

Matching Challenge

Through December 31, 2023, the first $5,000 donated will be matched thanks to a generous challenge grant from Mission Wealth.

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Support School Gardens in Santa Barbara County

You can help Explore Ecology bring garden education and vermicompost bins to schools in Santa Barbara County. California is now requiring all municipalities to reduce organic waste going to landfills by 75% by the year 2025. To help accomplish this goal, Explore Ecology has installed and manages large-scale worm composting bins at nine school gardens. These bins measure 5’ x 10’ and are capable of handling 30 to 50 gallons of green waste per week. 

Please help us meet our $80,000 fundraising goal to provide garden education and additional composting systems to more schools. Your support makes it possible for children to continue to learn and grow in healthy school gardens.

Mission

The mission of Explore Ecology is to promote a greater understanding of the connections between people and their environment and to encourage creative thinking through hands-on environmental education and artistic expression. We empower our community to protect and preserve the environment through environmental education and creative exploration.

www.exploreecology.org
(805) 884-0459 x3
Development and Finance Director: Melissa Brooks

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School garden activities inspire kids to adopt better nutrition at school and at home. Students pass on what they’ve learned to the entire family, so it’s really a double benefit.
Jane and Paul Orfalea
Audacious Foundation

Key Supporters

American Riviera Bank
Audacious Foundation
Cottage Children’s Hospital
Deckers Brands
Garden Club of Santa Barbara
Christine Green
Hutton Parker Foundation
Johnson Ohana Foundation
Janet Loughlin
Mission Wealth
Tracy Mongold
Montecito Bank & Trust
Michel Saint-Sulpice
NOAA
Sansum Clinic
Santa Barbara Foundation
SB County Office of Arts
and Culture/City of SB
Towbes Foundation
UCSB Coastal Fund
Union Bank
Tisha Weber-Ford
Village Properties
Williams-Corbett Foundation