Be a part of the change and have the opportunity to build in your community with the Homeless Garden Project
Welcome to the Homeless Garden Project. We are an established non-profit organization providing job training, transitional employment, and support services to individuals in Santa Cruz who are experiencing homelessness. Our dynamic employment training program is focused on stewardship, conservation and regenerative agricultural principles, teaching skills that truly transform lives for those who wish to maintain a stable, productive place in society.
We Invite Our Local Community to Enjoy Our Organic Farm and Bountiful Produce
Our current working farm is Natural Bridges Farm, located on the West Side of Santa Cruz near Natural Bridges State Park. You can buy fresh organic vegetables, herbs, and flowers from our Farm Stand or become a member of our Community Support Agriculture (CSA) program. In partnership with the City of Santa Cruz, we have also started planning for our new permanent farm in Pogonip. This new farm will triple our job training capacity through a public-private partnership. Serving as a national model, the Homeless Garden Project's Pogonip Farm will be at the heart of our dynamic agriculture programs.
Products That Give Back
In addition to offering organic produce through our farm and CSA, we also develop a variety of amazing gifts and handmade crafts produced by the people in the employment training program. All of the proceeds go towards supporting the Homeless Garden Project and our programs. You can get a preview of some of the products here or come stop by one of our stores! Plus keep an eye out… the Homeless Garden Project is now selling a few select products in New Leaf Community Market and other local stores. We can't do this without you! Our partnership with our dedicated community of customers, volunteers, and donors is key to our success.
Together we can make the kind of impact that improves lives, gives back to the planet, and supports this bountiful community we all share. Join us!
Volunteer opportunities in Santa Cruz
Want to learn how you can support us, participate, or volunteer?
We provide volunteer opportunities in Santa Cruz to help people experiencing homelessness re-establish themselves and get back on their feet. If you wish to mail a gift to the Homeless Garden Project, our preferred mailing address is P.O. Box 617, Santa Cruz, CA, 95061. If you would like to make your gift online using a credit card now, you may do so by clicking the 'DONATE NOW' button below.