Coming Up

Join us for our upcoming seasonal celebrations!

December 5th: screening of Biggest Little Farm at DNA Lounge

December 6th: Holiday First Friday at the Downtown Store

more details coming soon!


Extended Holiday Hours at our Downtown Store:

through Nov 12th: regular hours Wed-Sun 11am - 6pm

Starting 11/13: 7 days a week 11am - 7pm

Then 11/29-12/24: 7 days a week 10am - 8pm

Contact: Emily Redfield for more info on volunteering at the store!

Our Capitola Village Store is open Fri - Sun.

Visit us at 222 Esplanade every Friday thru Sunday, 11 AM - 6 PM. You'll find a fun selection of treats and gifts!


Our Spirit of Partnership Dinner with Patagonia and HOME Soquel was a big success! Thank you to all who dined with us and to all our volunteers who helped make it happen!

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Our Mission & Future

In the soil of our urban farm and garden, people find the tools they need to build a home in the world.

We're proud to release our 2018 Annual Report. Please click here to view it online.


Read our Mission, Vision, Values Statement

Pogonip Farm, the Homeless Garden Project’s new home located on 9 acres within the City of Santa Cruz’s Pogonip greenbelt property, will triple our job training capacity through a public-private partnership.  Serving as a national model, Pogonip Farm will be the heart of HGP’s dynamic agriculture program for people who are experiencing homelessness by teaching skills that transform lives, as well as provide volunteer opportunities for community members.

HGP will bring a focus on stewardship, conservation and regenerative agriculture principles to Pogonip Farm.

Learn some of the Pogonip History

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The Homeless Garden Project's employment-training program serves individuals in Santa Cruz county who are homeless or formerly homeless, who have experienced barriers to employment, and who wish to maintain a stable productive place in society. 

Find out if you're eligible


Get Involved

Our store is about to start its extended holiday hours and we need your help!

Volunteer Customer Service shifts are Monday - Sunday, 11am - 2pm, 1pm - 4pm, 4pm-7pm. 

Volunteering in the store begins Nov. 13th (or sooner) and goes through Dec. 24th. 

All volunteers must attend one orientation training before their first volunteer shift.

Orientations will be hosted at the store location.


Contact EmilyR[at] with any questions

Shop at our Natural Bridges Farm Stand Tuesday - Sun:
10 AM - 4 PM

You-Pick organic vegetables, herbs and flowers.

CSA: More info here and buy your share online!


Come on out to the farm to volunteer during the summer months: Thursdays/Fridays from 10 AM - 2 PM, and Saturday/Sunday from 10 AM - 4 PM. Rain cancels drop in hours.

Map to Natural Bridges Farm


Wishlist Material donations provide the hands-on essentials that directly help people in our programs. If you are looking for ways to make a difference, consider a gift of material goods.