Category Archives: News and Events

Latest happenings at the project and on the farm

Here, Amongst the Flowers and Vegetables

Lienallie gave this talk at Permaculture Action Day at our farm on November 4, 2017.  Over the course of the day, about 200 people gathered to take part in a day of hands-on regenerative projects, music, shared food, workshops, and … Continue reading

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2014 Annual Report: Our Social Enterprises

Value in our Enterprises Value starts at our farm as trainees nurture the soil, grow vegetables and share the bounty with our community. But trainees gain valuable work skills and continue to add value from our farm to our workshop … Continue reading

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2014 Annual Report: Cultivating Community

2014: Our Volunteer Community Grew This year, we partnered with 2,200 volunteers at the farm, workshop, retail store and office, with a total of nearly 20,000 hours. According to national averages, the estimated service value of our volunteers for 2014 … Continue reading

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Ines Marines and Susan Samuels Drake: Inspiring Memories of Cesar Chavez

Cesar Chavez Day, March 28, 2015. We celebrated with a community work day in partnership with UCSC Alumni, attended by more than 100 people. After lunch, we heard from Ines Marines and Susan Samuels Drake about their experiences working with … Continue reading

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Mary Cherry’s Remarks for 2013 First Friday Holiday Store Celebration and Open House

Hello everyone. I’m Mary and I’m really glad to be here talking to you but also very nervous. I don’t have much experience being a public speaker and I’m kinda shy until you get to know me. So this is … Continue reading

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Chef Jenny Brewer at August SUSTAIN Dinner: Cooking for a Change

When people ask me what is the best thing they can do to improve their diet, my answer is always the same: to cook at home more often. It isn’t to exclude sugar, wheat, gluten, or dairy, to eat more … Continue reading

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Kalefest Recipes

Got Kale? Here are some fantastic Kale recipes from the 2013 Kalefest Recipe Contest and Cooking Demos–check back; there are more coming!   Nibby Bartle’s Award-Winning Sweet Kale Chips 1 bunch kale 3/4 cup  nuts (walnuts or almonds are good) … Continue reading

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Supporters Advocate for HGP’s Programs

Supporters Advocate for HGP's Programs

The City of Santa Cruz is an important partner in our work of providing Transitional jobs to people who are homeless.  Here, several voices advocate to Santa Cruz City Council members  on behalf of HGP and the people we serve. … Continue reading

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Guest Blog: Community Food Security–What’s it all about?

As HGP gears up for a screening of A Place at the Table, we want to give you some background information on the Community Food Security movement and its origins. Andy Fisher created and publicized the concept of community food … Continue reading

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Nourishing Soil: Joan’s story

Here is the story that Joan shared with Michael Pollan after he toured the farm. She was very brave to write it and speak it, and that courage was palpable when she shared. Later, Raphael, an accomplished  SJSU film student, … Continue reading

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