See the fruits of our humble labor.
A Note from Our Executive Director
In 2020, like the rest of the world, we were called on to adapt.
With guidance from national, state and local public health agencies, we adapted our policies. We were able to keep our trainees employed during the COVID pandemic, and no one at HGP contracted the virus. I heard often from trainees how much it meant to still be employed during this uncertain time. Months later, their appreciation stands out to me as I reflect on HGP's most significant accomplishments of 2020.
We scaled back our community volunteer program for much of the year for safety reasons. We missed our greater volunteer community! Volunteers are at the heart of the change we aim to make in our community, so adapting our approach to continue to include as many volunteers as possible was a key goal!
Through donations, CSA membership, event attendance and thoughtful engagement, our community showed their care. I'm grateful to each of you for your support. Our CSA sold out early, and we created a waiting list. Community members filmed, promoted, presented and attended our adapted Sustain-in-Place events. We received notes of support, reminding us that you are there. Our online store sales boomed--we brought in 2500% of our goal! We received your generous financial gifts.
It was wonderful to see our guests at the farm last October, after our long separation.
2020 gave us wisdom for adapting through pandemics, wildfire and drought, and awareness of the need for tending our community. Experience shows that resilience and healing take root and flourish at the farm. I hope that reviewing our 2020 accomplishments inspires you to continue with us as we tend to life's flourishing.