Growing Minds operates five child development centers in four communities of North San Diego County. Our child development program prepares 2-5 year old children from over 400 families for entry into the formal education system...

Seed to Preschool

Since 2006, Growing Minds has been expanding our child development center classrooms into vegetable gardens at each of our child development centers. The vegetable gardens at each site offer learning opportunities for children...


We could not accomplish our mission without the help of volunteers. Volunteers engage, inspire and make difference by assisting our teachers in the classroom, helping in the urban farm and simply lending a hand wherever needed. 

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This Resource Guide was developed as an information source for agencies seeking assistance for their clients and other individuals needing food assistance

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Marines spring clean NCCS gardens!

Thank you to the 40+  Marines from Camp Pendleton that came and volunteered at the Gardens at North River Road today! These men and women dedicate years of their lives to serve their...

Happy New Year!

The closing of a year is always a great time to reflect on times past and plan for great things to come. The year 2013 was a great year for our garden program at North County Community Services...

Genentech donates a food forest!

On June 7, Genentech employees came out to the Gardens at North River Road for their yearly volunteer project. this year, they left a very long-lasting mark by donating and planting 14 fruit trees...

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