In the News

Our Downtown Holiday Store is open!
Our Holiday Store is open at 1338 Pacific Ave. (right next to El Palomar). Open everyday 11am - 7pm. Starting Friday, December 8th, the hours expand to 10am - 8pm until Christmas.

Sign up to volunteer for a shift; we still need Customer Service and Shift Managers (particularly Thursday mornings and the weekend before Christmas). Contact JustinW[at]homelessgardenproject.org for more info.

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Our Capitola Village Store is open Thur - Sun!

Visit us at 222 Esplanade every Thursday and Sunday, 11 AM - 4 PM, and Friday and Saturday, 11 AM - 7 PM. You'll find a fun selection of treats and gifts!

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Thank you so much to all who attended and supported our September 15th Sustain Supper! It's a real community effort from terrific chefs and volunteers to generous supporters. Thank you!

Relive the wonderful talks on our Facebook page here. Thank you to all our sponsors, volunteers and supporters! be sure to sign up for our mailing list for announcements regarding our 2019 Suppers!

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Congratulations to our Farm Manager, Anthony Reyes, for being named by the Berkeley Food Institute (BFI) as one of twenty of California's Emerging Food Systems Leaders.

We're thrilled that Anthony was honored by Berkeley Food Institute's Hungry for Change, a project featuring California innovators working to transform food and agriculture systems within their community and beyond. BFI highlighted 20 up-and-coming trailblazers who represent a broad range of geographic regions, areas of reform, and socio-economic backgrounds.

Thanks to everyone that came out to our July 14th Sustain Supper fund raiser on the farm featuring Jimmy Panetta!

It was a beautiful evening on the farm with a delicious meal created by our volunteer chefs shared by all. Moving talks were given by Congressman Jimmy Panetta, HGP crew member Rick Buchalter, and Santa Cruz City Council member Cynthia Chase.

Chefs for the evening included Peter Henry from The Cremer House in Felton, Yulanda Santos from Aubergine in Carmel, Sarah LaCasse, Chef Consultant for Earthbound Farms in Monterey, Steve Wilson from Cafe Cruz in Santa Cruz, and Emilse Pereira Beck of FoodZense in San Francisco. 


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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.

Read our Mission, Vision, Values Statement

View our 2017 Annual Report on Impact

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.

Later in the 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

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.

A Year in PHOTOS

Take a look at some of the highlights from 2017 in a photo essay.

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Get Involved

2018 CSA season is now over - thanks for all your support! You can now sign up for 2019 for yummy farm, fresh produce that supports people experiencing homelessness.

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!

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 the Cesar Chavez Day of Service on March 31, 2018!

Thank you to all who came out for the Martin Luther King National Day of Service on January 15, 2018!

"We are all caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied into a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly." --Martin Luther King, Jr.

 


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

You-Pick organic vegetables, herbs and flowers.

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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.

We are looking for Social Work Volunteers! Learn more here