Jimbo’s…Naturally! raises over $16,900 for Olivewood Gardens and Learning Center

October 31, 2014
For Immediate Release
Contact Person: Kelly Hartford – 858-793-7755 (marketing@jimbos.com)

San Diego, CA – Olivewood Gardens and Learning Center (OGLC) was designated by Jimbo’s…Naturally! as the beneficiary of its Anniversary Sale held on October 18th. Jimbo’s…Naturally! donated 5% of the entire day’s sales in all 5 stores along with customer donations for a grand total of $16,973 to Olivewood Gardens and Learning Center.
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Funds from the Anniversary Sale will support the Teacher Training Program, which is available to San Diego County teachers. OGLC developed several teacher training academies for school personnel and parents who want to learn more about garden based nutrition education. Trainings include creating and sustaining a school garden and cross curricular lesson planning using the garden as a teaching tool.

“For over 30 years, one of our primary goals has been to educate San Diegans, especially youngsters, about the importance of eating healthy. We need to have a dramatic shift in the way we look at food and what we consume,” said Jim “Jimbo” Someck, founder and owner of Jimbo’s…Naturally!. “ In donating to Olivewood Gardens and Learning Center, we will be furthering our mission with the work they do. I have no doubt that we will dramatically improve the knowledge of many San Diegans in regards to eating healthy. Specifically, in donating to the Teacher Training Program, we will ensure that our children will have a greater understanding of the importance of eating a healthy diet and how they can accomplish that.”

ABOUT JIMBO’S…NATURALLY!
Jimbo’s…Naturally! is a complete natural foods grocery store. In order to fulfill its mission of providing the highest quality organic and natural foods, Jimbo’s…Naturally! places a strong emphasis on local and organic produce. Jimbo’s…Naturally! also carries a full line of groceries, vitamins, health & beauty aids, hormone-free and antibiotic-free meats, an in-house deli, a made from scratch bakery and a juice bar. Locations include Carmel Valley, Escondido, Carlsbad, 4S Ranch and downtown San Diego at Westfield Horton Plaza. To learn more, visit http://jimbos.com.


ABOUT OLIVEWOOD GARDENS AND LEARNING CENTER

The Mission of Olivewood Gardens and Learning Center is to connect and motivate students and families from diverse backgrounds through organic gardening, environmental stewardship, and nutrition education, empowering them to be healthy and active citizens. Their Vision is to reconnect students and families to the natural environment through food, education and community engagement. For more information, visit www.olivewoodgardens.org or call 619.434.4260.

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