Goals of Environmental programs:

Ascendtials aims to revitalize communities through the implementation of our BIPOC-focused workshops and mentorship programs that emphasize the significance of the principles of balance, order, reciprocity, harmony, justice, and racial equity in current social structures, and then apply those methods to create nature initiatives that positively impact the environment. The methods utilized in Ascendtials’ workshops and mentorship programs effectively highlight our ancient ancestral knowledge and community’s contribution towards alignment with correct principles that combat oppressive systems and exemplify their knowledge on preserving California’s natural landscape/wildlife.

Thus, Ascenditals’ environmental programs promote two objectives: bringing awareness to current U.S. farming systems and their role in depleting soil health and water pollution and utilizing educative tools to address our individual contribution towards pollution practices that damage our soil and water quality, through the creation of a tree planting and garden program that will sustain practices that are in alignment with soil and water health, while offering guidance and protections for the creation of farming systems that are in alignment with preserving the environment.

Tree planting and Garden programs:

We have created a tree planting and garden program that will sustain practices that are in alignment with soil and water health. Our mission aims to integrate initiatives/programs centered on building a more harmonizing connection with nature while bringing awareness to behaviors that perpetuate imbalance through environmental education and concern for farming practices that negatively impact the environment.

Garden Club

This garden project is a community garden on land managed by Park Rangers and the Resource Conservation District of Greater San Diego County, www.rcdsandiego.org, at the Sweetwater Regional Summit Park.

This lush park is over 500-acres and has quite a palette of activities to choose from. Modern campsites sit at the top of the summit, along with a seasonal splash pad, play areas, a 13-station exercise course, rentable picnic areas, a community room, an outdoor amphitheater, and fishing at Sweetwater Reservoir. 

We have several opportunities for the community to participate in this program and gain access to a variety of pesticide-free fruits, vegetables, herbs, and mushrooms. The program aims to educate, inform, and allow practices that are in alignment with natural laws. Find out more by contacting us below. We need volunteers and participants to join our garden club to increase their nutrients and learn the benefits of nature’s gifts. The program starts on January 9! Join our Garden club by filling out the intake form and contacting us at info@ascendtials.org. We look forward to hearing from you.

Program Purpose:

Our programs seek to inspire conscious citizens to preserve their local environment while developing their knowledge on sustainable farming systems that preserve California’s natural wildlife. By investing in educational tools and practices that bring sustainable farming practices close to San Diego, we can promote awareness of an idealized farming system that is built upon harmonious farming practices, as we exercise our connection to nature by positively impacting soil health and water quality by planting trees and other low water consumption plants to reduce California’s/San Diego’s pollution and carbon emissions. Ascendtials believes local communities should support environmentally conscious farms, given that they are an effective method of sustaining local communities. The moment you remove this responsibility, the less connected the community is to this reality.

To learn more about participating in our environmental programming as a volunteer, please complete the volunteer form below. We are currently looking for volunteers to support our gardening and tree planting initiatives.

Volunteers Needed currently:

Gardeners: Ascendtials needs assistance from 40 local San Diego household volunteers to plant their drought-resistant vegetables, fruits, and herbs as it aims to promote sustainable gardens that encourage families to get in touch with nature without negatively impacting the environment. Family volunteers will plant seeds and maintain the drought-resistant garden twice a week during the summer months before harvesting vegetables during September and October. 

Tree Planters: Ascendtials aims to plant 120 drought-resistant trees throughout parks within downtown San Diego to mitigate the heat island effect for its 34,550 residents. For this initiative, Ascendtials is looking for 40 – 60 volunteers to assist in planting Magnolia trees, Crab Apple trees, Mulberry trees, and Pink Chitalpa trees. By planting drought-resistant trees, Ascendtials aims to establish an environmental initiative that decreases climate change while creating a pleasant visual effect throughout downtown San Diego.

Environmental Workshops

If you wish to collaborate on an environmental workshop, participate in upcoming sessions, please complete our workshop inquiry form or contact us at info@ascendtials.org for more details.