In the News

Spirit of Partnership Dinner! Thursday, October 24, 6-9 PM at Patagonia

Our partners at Patagonia are hosting a benefit dinner for our programs! Please join us for an innovative evening and a delicious meal prepared by Chef Brad Briske of the fine dining restaurant, Home. Tickets and more info

Join us for First Friday at our Downtown Store!

November 1st, 5:30-8:00pm, 1338 Pacific Ave

Delicious small bites and drinks!

 

 

 

 

Thank you to all the volunteers, chefs, sponsors and donors who made this event possible.

 

 


Thank you so much for joining us on April 1st to honor Cesar Chavez!
We hosted an annual day of service at our farm in Santa Cruz to honor the legacy and continued relevance of Cesar Chavez and his vision and work around issues of social justice.

Thank you to Dr. Ann López, 2018 recipient of the City of Watsonville Cesar E. Chavez Community Award for your excellent talk. Dr. López is the executive director of Center for Farmworker Families and the author of The Farm Worker’s Journey, an immense collection of testimonials of the realities of migrant farm workers along with academic research. Big thanks to Santa Cruz Indivisible, Snap Taco and SmartChicken for supporting the event as well!

Fall Hours at our Downtown Store!

Our Downtown Store at 1338 Pacific Avenue is open Wednesday-Sunday, 11 AM - 6 PM.

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

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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!


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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.

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We are currently looking for a new Director of Operations!
Click here to visit our jobs page to learn more.

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.

We’re excited that the Pogonip Farm project is moving forward! After we held a well-attended meeting in August to inform the community of our move, in mid-September we presented our updated plans for Pogonip Farm to the Parks and Recreation Commission. Following the presentation, we received our design permit and are now beginning the agricultural conversion of the land.

Later this year, we will invite the greater Santa Cruz community to participate in this extraordinary opportunity for the Homeless Garden Project to make Pogonip Farm a reality. Stay tuned!

Thank you to all who attended Growing HGP! See KSBW's coverage of the event here!

Learn some of the Pogonip History

Support our work

View our 2017 Annual Report on Impact

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Get Involved

Want the freshest local organic produce you can find--and make a difference in our community? You can still sign up for our 2019 CSA season to get organic produce grown in our programs at our Natural Bridges Farm.

Subscribe to our Community Supported Agriculture program: weekly shares of organic produce from May - October 2019; both Pick-up and You-Pick shares available; plus our NEW Fall extension--an additional 4 weeks of organic produce! Prices are prorated.

More info here and buy your share online!

-- Want to volunteer with our CSA program? We're looking for a volunteer to help with the coordination of our CSA and communicate with our community members. Are you interested? Check out the position for more details here.


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

You-Pick organic vegetables, herbs and flowers.

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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. Check out other Volunteer Opportunities here.

Map to Natural Bridges Farm

We're grateful to all those that came out to the farm for a day of service in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr!


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.

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