Homeless Garden Project farm in winter with bright sun and clouds


Our Events

Our Downtown Store at 110 Cooper St. is now open 12 - 6 PM, Thursday - Sunday!

We're excited to announce that we'll be staying in the Cooper House Breezeway across from Abbott Square and the MAH. Come on down to check out our unique selection of gifts and hand-crafted items.

March First Friday at our Downtown Store!

March 2, 2018 6 - 8 PM Celebrate the start of the farming season and young artists on March First Friday! First Friday Artists from the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Cruz County. Learn about Community Supported Agriculture, DIY Sprouting, Treats & Beverages.

Thank you to all who came out for the Martin Luther King National Day of Service on January 15, 2018!

"We are all caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied into a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly." --Martin Luther King, Jr.

Our Capitola Store is also open Thursday - Sunday!

Visit us at 222 Esplanade every Thursday and Sunday, 11 AM - 4 PM; Friday and Saturday, 11 AM - 7 PM. You'll find a fun selection treats and gifts!

From our Farm to You: Something for everyone! Paul Schraub photo: Our Downtown Store in the Cooper House Breezeway


Thank you so much for joining us on our organic farm for the second and final Sustain Supper of the year. We enjoyed a gourmet, 4-course dinner prepared by exceptional chefs featuring local, organic food. Our speakers gave phenomenal talks and we're so grateful that Tom Steyer and Kat Taylor were able to join us. To hear the talks you can watch the video of all the speeches on Facebook.

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Our Mission & Future

In the soil of our urban farm and garden, people find the tools they need to build a home in the world.

Read our Mission, Vision, Values Statement

Pogonip Farm, the Homeless Garden Project’s new home located on 9 acres within the City of Santa Cruz’s Pogonip greenbelt property, will triple our job training capacity through a public-private partnership.  Serving as a national model, Pogonip Farm will be the heart of HGP’s dynamic agriculture program for people who are experiencing homelessness by teaching skills that transform lives, as well as provide volunteer opportunities for community members.

HGP will bring a focus on stewardship, conservation and regenerative agriculture principles to Pogonip Farm.

In late Spring 2018, we will invite the greater Santa Cruz community to participate in this extraordinary opportunity for the Homeless Garden Project to make Pogonip Farm a reality. Stay tuned!

Support our work

The Homeless Garden Project's employment-training program serves individuals in Santa Cruz county who are homeless or formerly homeless, who have experienced barriers to employment, and who wish to maintain a stable productive place in society. 

Find out if you're eligible.

A Year in PHOTOS

Take a look at some of the highlights from 2017 in a photo essay.

Keep in Touch

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Get Involved

Subscribe to our Community Supported Agriculture program--23 weeks of organic produce; both Pick-up and You-Pick shares available; plus our NEW Fall extension--an additional 4 weeks of organic produce! More info and buy your share online

Come on out to the farm to volunteer during the months of December and January:
Fridays from 10 am - 2 pm, and Saturday/Sunday from 10 am - 4 pm. Rain cancels drop in hours. Check out other Volunteer Opportunities here.

Map to Natural Bridges Farm

Shop at our Natural Bridges Farm Stand Tuesday - Sun: 10 am - 4 pm

You-Pick organic vegetables, herbs and flowers.


Wishlist Material donations provide the hands-on essentials that directly help people in our programs. If you are looking for ways to make a difference, consider a gift of material goods.

Learn about Finding Flatmates, our newest initiative here


See our Operations Manager Job Announcement

See our Development and Special Events Intern Announcement. This is an unpaid internship.

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