SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY — One Cool Earth, a nonprofit organization dedicated to environmental education, is delighted to announce the receipt of funding from the Harold J. Miossi Charitable Trust for the 2023-2024 school year. The grant is specifically allocated to support the continuation of their bilingual garden education program at Pacheco Elementary.

Having previously completed a successful grant from the Miossi Trust for providing garden-based education at C.L. Smith Elementary and Pacheco Elementary in San Luis Obispo, One Cool Earth continues its mission to engage students in hands-on, experiential learning through this new funding.

The school garden program aims to connect students with their communities and offers a wide range of lessons led by Garden Educators from One Cool Earth. These lessons cover various subjects, including environmental science, nutrition, ecology, soil science, and renewability. Additionally, students are introduced to diverse fruits and vegetables, fostering healthier eating habits and encouraging them to share homegrown produce with their families.

The Harold J. Miossi Charitable Trust’s dedication to improving the quality of life for residents of San Luis Obispo and its surrounding areas aligns seamlessly with One Cool Earth’s goals. The Trust, established under the will of the late Mr. Harold J. Miossi, focuses on six key areas: animal-related, education, environment, the Catholic Church, fine arts, and youth development. Their support helps organizations like One Cool Earth make a significant impact in the community’s well-being.


As the new school year approaches, One Cool Earth expresses gratitude to the Harold J. Miossi Charitable Trust for their continued support, enabling them to inspire young minds and foster a deeper connection to the environment through engaging garden education programs.