Building at Sherman Elementary

Posted by admin on February 23, 2013  |   Comments Off

Tell us what you think! We had a great time getting together with all the folks, volunteers, friends and neighbors at Sherman Elementary to support the school with the construction of a tool shed designed by a team of Rebuild Global volunteers. Building off our previous plans provided by Kevin deFreitas, we were fortunate enough to have been able to assist Sherman Elementary in building their dream garden. Take a peak at the build out photos, we enjoyed every bit of it!

Thanks For Coming Out and Supporting Films for Farms

Posted by admin on August 10, 2012  |   Comments Off

We want to give a shout and thank you to all who came to support and watch our screening of DIVE! Nothing better than sitting on the green lawn while munching on a bag of peaches, cookies and juices provided by many of our sponsors and supporters including SqueezePlay! Here’s some pics on the night’s occasion, we had a blast and look forward to doing it again!


Posted by admin on June 8, 2012  |   Comments Off

Contact: Crystal Neff
Tel: 619.985.8753
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San Diego, California – June 2012 – This summer Rebuild Global is bringing food to the table – in more ways than one. The San Diego-based nonprofit organization rooted in creating socially responsible design solutions for those in need is hosting an educational movie series all on the subject of urban agriculture, sustainability, and food. The public is invited to engage in a thoughtful discussion of the most pressing issues that consume today’s food and health industry. During the months of June, July, and August, Rebuild Global will be showcasing three documentaries in cool outdoor urban spaces on inflatable movie screens to get the discussion going.

During the last two years, Rebuild Global has been continuing efforts to improve awareness by building edible gardens in local elementary schools, a project known as the School Garden Network. Sherman Elementary in Sherman Heights, Washington Elementary in Little Italy, and Montgomery Middle School in Linda Vista now have their own gardens where students are able to eat delicious, locally harvested fruits and vegetables from – and it was their own labor that made it possible. ‘Screen on the Green – Films for Farms’ is an extension of this program and proceeds from the event will help fund future school gardens where they are unavailable and needed most.

Rebuild Global recognizes the transformational power of learning how to grow your own food and aims to bridge the gap between farmers and community members – and in turn – providing an experience that is engaging and educational. “Teaching students how to grow their own food is one of the most important environmental learning lessons that students can be taught at a very young age. By allowing students to interact with nature, the lessons they learn can be brought into their homes, within their family and community,” said Sandra Plaza, Executive Director of Rebuild Global. Members of the organization firmly believe that by instilling sustainable agricultural methods at young ages, communities can become more socially responsible, aware, and inter-connected for generations to come. ‘Screen on the Green – Films for Farms’ will make learning about these issues fun and engaging for all ages.

Rebuild Global will be hosting their first event on June 23 at 8PM at New Vision Christian Fellowship. For more information please visit or RSVP by clicking here!

Sponsors: Squeeze Play!, The Outdoors Indoors


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The GiveBIG event is coming soon! Dec 14 and 15.

Designer Match Program

Posted by admin on November 18, 2011  |   Comments Off

We’re in beta! If you’re an architect, landscape architect, interior designer or someone who just cares about making our world a happier and healthier place, let us match you with a community organization worthy of design services… the perks? giving back while doing good, gaining professional experience and placing you on our preferred designer list and refer you to paying jobs.. sign up today!

San Diego Foundation’s GiveBIG event

Posted by admin on November 17, 2011  |   Comments Off

Stay tuned for an amazing opportunity to support your favorite design non-profit and have your donations matched by the San Diego Foundation

Rebuild Global in the San Diego Reader

Posted by admin on May 23, 2011  |   18,305 Comments »

Great to see that we are making the papers.. article written by Christina Abuelo, parent/Rebuild Global volunteer, talking about Sherman Heights and mentioning our garden project and organization at the end of the article! Great stuff!

San Diego Reader | “Interloper” by ChristinaRI

We made “Editor’s Pick” for 944 SD magazine!!!

Posted by admin on December 9, 2010  |   Comments Off

This months issue of 944 magazine featured editors picks for holiday items including a local non-profit that they support. 944′s San Diego Senior Managing Director, Sarah Daoust, chose us to represent San Diego. Click here and head to page 44 to check it out.

“True to its “building for a social purpose” mantra, this San Diego based, nonprofit collective is all about creating socially and environmentally responsible spaces that unite communities and inspire interaction – from homes to classrooms to shelters to public gardens. Rebuild’s volunteer designers work hand-in-hand with like-minded organizations, architects and other designers, providing both in-house design services and education.”

Sarah Daoust, Senior Managing Editor, 944 Magazine

944 Magazine is an award winning monthly Fashion, Entertainment, Lifestyle publication, with a national reach and local relevance in the country’s largest entertainment hubs: Atlanta, Dallas, Detroit, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Miami, Phoenix, Orange County, San Diego and San Francisco. 944 readers are savvy and influential with a discerning appreciation for What’s Now and What’s Next.

Washington Elementary Press Release!

Posted by admin on November 10, 2010  |   Comments Off

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                                                           

Rebuild Global Breaks Ground on Community Garden at Washington Elementary School

Washington Elementary is the first in a county-wide project to establish gardens at every elementary school in San Diego County 

SAN DIEGO – November 10, 2010 – Rebuild Global, a non-profit organization dedicated to environmentally and socially responsible architecture and design projects in San Diego, is breaking ground on a community vegetable garden at Washington Elementary School in Little Italy, 1789 State Street, San Diego, CA 92101 on November 13, 2010 at 9:00 am – 2:00 pm. Washington Elementary School is the first school to receive a garden as part of a county-wide project by Rebuild Global.  

Elementary school gardens have been shown to improve academic achievement, create positive attitudes towards science and learning, and foster a pride of ownership of accomplishments in students. Additionally, the Washington Elementary School garden will teach students about healthy nutrition and the positive environmental impact of sustainable local food sources, as well as provide access to open spaces and outdoor recreation activities.

In 2009 Rebuild Global hosted the projectFIND competition to search for projects to inspire, educate and engage San Diego residents and visitors while building social, environmental and artistic awareness throughout our city. Taylor Scherner, a young aspiring architect won the competition with the “The School Garden Network”, a project plan to build a vegetable garden for every elementary school in San Diego County. The School Garden Network aims to teach children, first-hand, the benefits of growing and harvesting their own food, and encourage school field trips to local farms to teach the importance of sustainable, local agriculture practices. 

The public is invited to join Rebuild Global, along the American Institute of Architecture Student Association and Victory Gardens in the ground breaking of the Washington Elementary School garden. More than 45 volunteers including parents and students will be involved in hand shaping the landscape, building planter boxes and planting the new garden.  

“The project is one of a kind; it started off as a competition and has evolved into project that is receiving great community support from individuals, organizations and corporations.  We couldn’t have asked for a better project and look forward to receiving our next set of proposals for projectFIND,” said Sandra Plaza, co-founder and managing director at Rebuild Global. 

“Washington Elementary is the perfect place for an urban garden,” said Janie Wardlow, principal at Washington Elementary. “Building this garden will bring together our students, parents and community members by providing a project that beautifies the school and teaches us about our food sources and our environment.” 

Additionally, Rebuild Global is in design development for a second school garden at Matthew Sherman Elementary school in Sherman Heights. The San Diego Port Authority and Dole Food Company have offered their support for the project and local architect Kevin DeFreitas has volunteered his services for the project. 

For more information, visit or contact Brian Will at 619-204-3739 and

About Rebuild Global

Rebuild Global is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to design an environmentally and socially responsible world community, one project at a time.  By partnering with like-minded individuals, organizations and corporations, we implement projects that benefit humanity.  For more information visit 


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Brian Will


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