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Veronica Valero

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Founding Member and Executive Dir...

Phone: (415) ***-****  HQ Phone
Novato Community Garden
Live Well Network P.O. Box 1647
Novato , California 94948
United States


Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • M.A. , Biblical Studies
    Graduate Theological Union
  • M.A. , Theology
    Graduate Theological Union
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Novato Live Well Network - About, 28 July 2015 [cached]
About Us | "About Us" | About Us | Veronica Valero Novato Live Well Network - About
Veronica Valero, ED & Garden Chair - Veronica has been a resident of Novato since 1996. Health and wellness issues have always been important to Veronica. But, after her brother's death at age 44 of a rare sarcoma cancer (Ewing's Sarcoma/PNET) that is usually found in children, Veronica became a passionate volunteer health advocate as a way to "do something about it" in hopes that her son and all children and their families would never have to experience cancer or other such life threatening illnesses. Since 2003 she has advocated for healthier food choices for children and their families in the schools and community at large. She founded the Novato Healthy Food Coalition that had successful letter writing campaigns to bring Whole Foods and Trader Joes to Novato. Veronica is a founding member and Executive Director of the Novato Live Well Network. She is a 2006 graduate of Novato Chamber of Commerce's "Leadership Novato" Program and recipient of the "Leadership Novato" Ed Stark Award. She has taken courses at College of Marin on gardening and ecology, including the first class offering of the course, Principles and Practices or Organic Farming and Gardening. Veronica initiated the Novato Community Garden Project with Karen Losee.
Veronica has an M.A. in Biblical Studies at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley.
THANK YOU TO OUR FOUNDING BOARD MEMBERS: Miguel Villarreal, Barb Curtice, Norma Eckert, Heidi Kertel, Annie Spiegelman, Vicky Meblin, Veronica Valero.
Our organization grew out of two events: (1) The Lunch Buddies program developed by Veronica Valero, a volunteer parent, and Miguel Villarreal, Director of Food and Nutrition Services (FANS) for the NUSD, and (2) the 2006 Novato Eat Well Festival put on through the collaboration of the Lunch Buddies parents, community volunteers, FANS Staff, and the Marin Food Systems Project of the Environmental Education Council of Marin.
Novato Community Garden Project, 28 July 2015 [cached]
Veronica Valero
To reserve your space, download registration at: or call Veronica Valero at (415) 897-2302.
If you can help, please contact Veronica Valero at 415-897-2302 or download our donation form.
Sponsorship Other Questions: Veronica Valero: (415) 897-2302
READ ANOVERVIEW OF THE PLAN that was submitted to the City of Novato. Please note, in the second paragraph it inadvertently stated that Novato Live Well Network was instrumental in bringing Whole Foods and Trader Joe's in town. The confusion resulted in the many hats Veronica Valero wears, one being that she was the founder of the Novato Healthy Food Coalition that did bring these stores to Novato. Our apologies for the confusion
For more info, please contact Veronica ..., 16 Feb 2008 [cached]
For more info, please contact Veronica Valero: 415-897-2302
Veronica Valero - Veronica Valero is a founding member of Novato Live Well Network.A 2006 graduate of Novato Chamber of Commerce's "Leadership Novato" Program and recipient of the "Leadership Novato" Ed Stark Award.Member of Sustainable Novato.Novato Unified School District Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Committee Member.Novato Community Garden founding committee member.In 1996 Veronica and her husband moved to Novato.They have a 6-1/2 year old boy and a 21 year old daughter.When she is not volunteering, Veronica is "The Computer Tutor of Marin",a one-on-one computer tutor/consultant.Veronica has an M.A. in Biblical Studies at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley.
In January, Veronica Valero ..., 5 Aug 2010 [cached]
In January, Veronica Valero of the Novato Live Well Network talked with Scott Callow, with the Marin County Environmental Health Services (center) and Juan Pablo Gonzales, driller for Clear Heart Drilling, as a well was drilled at O'Hair Park in Novato. (Provided by Nicole Marelich)
Veronica Valero, founder of Novato Live Well, said she was thrilled that the commission only suggested minor modifications, such as setting a shade structure over the parking space a bit further back from Novato Boulevard.
"I must say, after four long years I feel very encouraged today," she said.
Novato Live Well Network put up a $2,500 deposit on staff time spent by city planners on the project. The city is not in position to spend money on the garden because of budget and staff cutbacks; more than $4 million was hacked from the city's annual budget and 17 percent of the workforce was laid off this spring because of a sagging revenues.
Valero said about $150,000 needs to be raised for the cost of site improvements such as pavement and
parking outside the garden, and that fundraising is critical at this juncture. Several garden volunteers are working with Valero on the writing of grants and solicitation of donations from businesses.
"Raising these funds during our economic downturn, with many dealing with unemployment and job insecurity, will be a challenge - including for many on our committee," she said. "But the cost is minor and doable when considering the long-term effects on building community."
Valero and others involved in the garden effort have said repeatedly that teaching people to grow food and encouraging better nutritional choices will help in the fight against the obesity epidemic.
Novato Live Well Network - Events, 22 April 2010 [cached]
Novato Live Well Founder and festival organizer Veronica Valero elaborates, "The Novato Eat Well Festival inspired parents and adults with great ideas to use at home through a dynamic program of speakers, cooking demonstrations and kids' activities. During the Festival we were treated to a cornucopia of tastes, information and activities from local businesses and organizations. Valero, a Lu Sutton School parent, is well known for her major role in Novato Healthy Food Coalition's campaign to bring Whole Foods and Trader Joe's to Novato.
NEWF Committee:Front Row: Annan Paterson, Hannah Doress, Veronica Valero, Leah Smith, Marlese Ramirez-Carroll.
Veronica Valero, 415-897-2302
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