Our greatest challenge is growing the next generation

Healthy Hearts Institute helps to eradicate food deserts and empowers individual and community transformation through health and wellness


We’re starting by building from within

The first step is to build a community garden in the El Pueblo Housing Development in Pittsburg, CA. The community garden will allow neighborhood residents to grow their preferred crops within individual raised bed garden plots.


The land is ready to be cultivated, stay tuned to learn which days you can join our work in the garden and farm!

Volunteer now

With your help we can get phase one off the ground – be a part of the change!

Your support will help provide the following:


Access to healthy food should be a right for everyone. With your support families will have easier access to affordable healthy food.


Learning to grow food and how to prepare delicious healthy meals can be rewarding for individuals, families, and entire communities.


Community gardens provide space for neighbors to get out of their homes and interact with the entire community, which fosters deep relationship building.

Healthy Hearts Institute brings life to the community, commerce to the community, their whole vision is about growing people.


El Pueblo Volunteer

I support HHI because I believe in their vision of revitalizing a community in need of improved health outcomes.

Tracey Rattray

Director, Community Wellness and Prevention Program CCHS

I believe the Community Garden in El Pueblo will show children and adults dedication and self worth to know they can accomplish something.

Joann Segura

El Pueblo Resident


A business built by passion

Growing up in a low-income community known as the El Pueblo area in Pittsburg, CA, Heracio (Ray) Harts, the founder of Healthy Hearts Institute understands the challenges low-income families face when it comes to living healthy and socially rich lives. Through HHI, Ray is focusing his passion for health and wellness to improve the health of low-income community residents.


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