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2014 Annual Report: Donors

A Hearty Thank You to All Our Generous Donors. You Make Our Garden Grow! Sustainer of the Garden ($25,000 and over) Quentin Hancock      Newman’s Own Foundation Nurturer of the Garden ($10,000-$24,999) Patrice Boyle      Helen and Will … Continue reading

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38 Years Old

Andrew presented this talk to 75 guests at our SUSTAIN Farm Dinner. My name is Andrew. I came to Santa Cruz when I was 13,  and 14 was my first trip to Juvenile Hall. By 15, I was in rehab … Continue reading

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Guest Blog: Communion of Human Spirit & Land: Staying Rooted in Place

In early spring, we have planned our crops for the year–how many beds, how the beds will be rotated, how many plants to a bed. We are sowing seeds in the greenhouse and planting seedlings from the greenhouse in the … Continue reading

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A Quiet Revolution

My name is Magalí Morales and I have had a really great time volunteering in HGP’s social work program. One of the many reasons why I love this agency is that it’s a place for positive change and empowerment from … Continue reading

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How HGP’s Training Program Works: A Look Inside

The training program at the Homeless Garden Project serves as a principle mechanism to ensure HGP achieves our mission, which states “in the soil of our urban farm and garden, people find the tools they need to build a home … Continue reading

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2012 Volunteering Annual Report

Who we worked with: • We worked with over 1544 volunteers at the farm, workshop, retail store, events and office with over 16,586 hours (at $10/hour, a value of $165,860) At the Downtown Holiday Store: • For five weeks from … Continue reading

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Interview with Danny Marrah, a trainee at HGP

I interviewed Danny at HGP’s Natural Bridges Farm last summer. Danny welcomed me to the Farm and explained his work crew and their role on the Farm. His crew prepares and cares for vegetable beds and the animals. As we … Continue reading

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Sam Farr Visits Homeless Garden Project

We invited Congressman Sam Farr to visit HGP and see how our program has developed and impacts our community, as well as to share some remarks on transitional job efforts from the national and local perspectives. We wanted to begin a timely conversation–for programs … Continue reading

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8 Reasons: Interview with HGP Board member, Andre Lafleur

At the Homeless Garden Project’s Fall SUSTAIN farm dinner, one of our newest board members, Andre Lafleur talked with our dinner guests about why he decided to join HGP’s Board of Directors. “There were many reasons why I joined HGP’s … Continue reading

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Oral Historian Irene Reti on “Cultivating a Movement: Pioneers of Sustainable Agriculture” on Saturday September 15th

Irene Reti speaking at Homeless Garden Project’s dinner, September 15, 2012 “As an oral historian, I cultivate stories. I believe recording and passing down stories sustains us. I believe in stories we can find the seeds of a sustainable future, … Continue reading

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