Pacific Grown Impact
Educational Non Profit
Non-Profit Community Garden
Organically educating and engaging
Pacific Grown Impact is a 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to career development and life skills training for workers in the Santa Barbara agricultural industry, including employees of Pacific Grown Organics, and a private foundation that provides scholarships to employees of Pacific Grown Organics and their children.
Pacific Grown Impact's mission is to: develop a workforce with long-term, management careers in the Carpinteria and Santa Barbara County agricultural industry, empower a workforce and their families with strong employment and financial literacy skills, and support the educational growth and development of Pacific Grown Organics' employees and their families.
We offer job training and career development through teaching the skills needed to attain leadership and management positions in agriculture. This includes life skills, communication, health & wellness, time management, financial literacy, and household budgets. PGI also offers scholarships, granting educational funds for post-secondary schooling, including college and trade schools.
With unemployment numbers souring during our COVID19 crisis, families are struggling to work and look after their families at the same time. We have started a community garden where our workers and their children can earn a wage safely, gardening with their immediate family or 'isolation group' as part of our education program. Here children can learn about scaling vegetable farming, offering open-air educational programs, and increased food security for our local agricultural workers in Carpinteria.
Keeping safe together while apart
Managing with COVID19
With a wealth of experience surrounding pandemic responses, with PGI's president having dealt with previous pandemics such as H1N1Swine Flu in 2009 in Taiwan, and H7N9 Avian Flu in Shanghai in 2016, PGI was swift to purchase precautionary personal protective equipment to defend against COVID19.
As Santa Barbara County issued a statement to wear face masks in public to limit coronavirus, hospitals and health care workers were in desperate need of PPE and N95 masks. Seeing a stabilization in PGO and PGI's immediate community, PGI chose to donate all of their masks to those in need to help stop the spread of Coronavirus.
PGI donated 500 N95 masks to VNA Health (formerly known as Visiting Nurses and Hospice Care) of Santa Barbara.
India has a proven history of working with various groups and people in uplifting their lives and careers. India and the Pacific Grown Impact board will lead the strategic visioning and focused execution of Pacific Grown Impact’s mission and goals. India has for years presided over numerous international non-governmental organizations that have aimed to strengthen ties between young people across borders with bilateral initiatives in the areas of Careers, Education, and People-to-People Exchange. She also has provided beginning and advance computer training for the elderly.
India has spent the last two years curating the strategic formation of cannabis cultivation and manufacturing companies while coordinating with local and state agencies to manage regulatory development and transitions. India currently works with agencies across the United States to coordinate moving regulatory frameworks and to help stabilize cannabis multi-state operators and advise on systems to prepare for a federal transition to legal cannabis globally.
Having completed her bachelor's degree in marketing and communications and her masters in Chinese business law, India worked in import and brand regulatory compliance for Australian Agribusiness' in Shanghai for 3 years before moving to California to work in compliance for newly forming cannabis ventures.