SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY — San Luis Obispo County-based nonprofit One Cool Earth is gearing up for its fifth-annual Rooted In Community fundraiser, set to kick off on Nov. 7. This virtual fundraiser will span three weeks, concluding on Giving Tuesday, Nov. 28, with a goal of raising $22,000. The proceeds from this event will be channeled directly to providing local youth in 25 partner schools with hands-on science education.

One Cool Earth’s school garden program aims to immerse students in experiential learning while fostering connections between schools and their communities. The funds generated by the Rooted in Community fundraiser will further One Cool Earth’s mission of cultivating environmentally conscious students who possess a deep understanding of the world around them. Students at partner schools engage in outdoor classrooms, actively participating in growing food for their campuses while studying the natural world.

As a nonprofit organization, One Cool Earth relies on the support of local individuals, businesses, and governmental donors to sustain its programs, benefiting students in both San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties. For those interested in contributing to garden education in their community, additional information on donations can be found at