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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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My First Month in Homeless Garden Project’s Transitional Job Program

  The Homeless Garden Project is about growth, learning and starting new life. As a trainee, I’m learning so many valuable tools in gardening, planting and harvesting. Before I started working at the farm, I hadn’t worked in eight years. … 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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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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What our trainees say was accomplished in 2012

Probably the most inspiring and meaningful achievements at Homeless Garden Project are from our trainees. Here is a listing from our trainees about what they personally accomplished by participating in HGP’s transitional employment program in 2012. I’m now living indoors. … 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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