CSA FAQ

GENERAL What is CSA? Homeless Garden Project’s CSA was the first in Santa Cruz county! CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture and is an economical way to source local, organic vegetables. It serves as a means for community members to become more invested in where and how your food is grown and establish a closer, direct connection with the farmer …

HGP STORE POLICIES FOR CORONAVIRUS MITIGATION – FOR VOLUNTEERS

Rev. 9/22/20 GENERAL Social Distancing.  Individuals should maintain a distance of 6’ from one another at all times . General Hygiene. Handwashing.  Individuals should wash their hands thoroughly (at least 20 seconds) and frequently throughout the day Touching Face.  Individuals should avoid touching their face Sneezing/Coughing.  Individuals should make sure to sneeze and cough into the crook of their elbow …

A man in a dark shirt and baseball hat stands looking out over a garden, his back to the camera.

From the Bottom of My Heart: A Graduation Farewell

I’m no longer afraid to leave this sacred space in which we share. Upon reflection of the time I’ve spent with this amazing organization, and how I will survive without their daily help and support, I came to a realization: There are plenty of people out there who need this experience now just as badly as I needed it a year and seven months ago, and my moving on will open up an opportunity for someone who may be stuck the exact same way that I was, and I truly hope that HGP finds them like they found me.

Jennifer Jewell Book Reading: The Earth in Her Hands

The Homeless Garden Project Store presents a free online book reading with Jennifer Jewell, host of Cultivating Place, a weekly public radio program. Join the Homeless Garden Project on Tuesday, July 7, 2020, at 4PM in the first of a series of 30 year anniversary events! Jennifer Jewell will read from her newly released book, The Earth in Her Hands …

HGP FARM POLICIES FOR CORONAVIRUS MITIGATION – FOR VOLUNTEERS

Rev. 6/3/20 COVID-19 Exposure.  Individuals should not come to the farm if they have symptoms of COVID-19 or have had close contact with someone who has had COVID-19. Masks.  Individuals should come wearing their own masks.  Masks are NOT a substitute for other social distancing practices Temperature Check. All volunteers will have their temperature checked when they arrive at the …

Jonathan Franzen, Keynote Speaker at HGP Sustain Farm Supper, August 24, 2019

 “In Santa Cruz, where I live, there’s an organization called the Homeless Garden Project. [. . .] It can’t ‘solve’ the problem of homelessness, but it’s been changing lives, one at a time, for nearly thirty years. Supporting itself in part by selling organic produce, it contributes more broadly to a revolution in how we think about people in need, …

Facing the Future

From an early age I’ve been fascinated with food.  Why do we eat what we eat?  I wondered what unprepared foods looked like.  How they tasted and worked together for nutrition.   Where they came from.  How they are sustained.  For me this blossomed a passion for sustainability.  How sustainable is one of the most important systems that we know?  Food …

Getting Back to the Life I Love and Cherish

My name is Adam, I grew up in Santa Cruz county, in Aptos. My family was a pioneer family before the turn of the century in Aromas, California, where my Great grandfather Homer Marshall, ran a self- service station and a grocery store. In 1951, my Great Uncle Dolan took over the store and gas station. My grandfather was not …