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Voices from the Field: Our Volunteers Share Their Stories

“Service is not a hierarchy but a reciprocity in which the distinctions between teacher and pupil, giver and receiver, helper and helped constantly dissolve.” –Scott London In honor of Make a Difference Week, we took time to acknowledge our extraordinary … Continue reading

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A Particular Kind of Magic

Sometimes I feel like the more I learn the less I can put into words. In this case, I worry that my words will not accurately capture all that is good and true about the Homeless Garden Project - an organization that … 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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Homeless Garden Project Store Grows Up

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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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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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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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Volunteer Profile: Photographer Jon Kersey

Why are you involved with the HGP? I got involved when I worked for the Social Sciences Division at UCSC. Some students from my photography workshops thought it would be a good idea to teach photography to trainees and staff … 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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