What We Do

The Homeless Garden Project is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization that provides job training and transitional employment to people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. The programs offer trainees an opportunity to rebuild and develop basic life skills and a sense of worth as human beings. 

Our Mission:

  • Bring Together people from throughout the community in the beauty and security of our certified organic garden.
  • Practice and Teach principles of economic and ecological sustainability through classes and hands-on experience.
  • Provide homeless men and women job training and transitional employment.

Trainees in the program:

  • Take advantage of transitional employment in the safety of a structured environment
  • Learn basic life skills required for employment
  • Learn a variety of other marketable skills
  • Share four hot meals a week with staff, other trainees and volunteers
  • Give to the community by growing food for other programs that serve homeless and needy populations
  • Grow organic fruit, vegetables and flowers for the SC community through the Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program
  • Educate students and other groups who use the garden
  • Create value-added products from farm-grown materials, which are sold at the Women’s Organic Flower Enterprise Store

Get involved or find out more about the Homeless Garden Project in Santa Cruz, California at http://www.homelessgardenproject.org

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