Learn About Olivewood Gardens

When Lukas Walton was diagnosed with cancer at age 3, his mother Christy envisioned a garden to grow fruits and vegetables, ensuring a diet free of processed food. This garden not only helped save Lukas’ life but continues to impact thousands of guests at Olivewood Gardens. In 10 years, Olivewood has welcomed nearly 100,000 visitors to our property to explore health education, environmental stewardship, and community connection.

Our Mission, Vision, and Core Values

Olivewood Gardens is proud to create an inclusive environment to help build confidence in nutrition, environmental, and leadership skills.

Impact & Annual

Learn more about the important
work Olivewood is doing in the community through our annual
impact report.

Meet Our Board

This core group of volunteers helps our organization thrive. Learn more
about them and the important role they play at Olivewood and
in the community.

Meet Our Staff

The professional staff at Olivewood work to ensure our programs and property are high quality and high impact. Learn more about this passionate team.


When Christy and John Walton decided to donate their family’s Princess Anne Victorian home and 6.85 acres of property to the International Community Foundation, the goal was to leverage the property to engage, grow, and promote healthy communities and dialogue through civic engagement and philanthropy in the San Diego-Baja California border region. Christy Walton and the Walton Family planted the seed to improve community health.

Hours & Facility Rental

Our beautiful property is available to rent during non-program hours. Olivewood offers a free community tour and donation-based produce stand every Thursday and one Saturday a month. Private tours are available upon request, for a small fee.

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