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 …

Our Beloved 2020-2021 Social Work Team

“Since working here, I now have people that care about me and people that care about what I do. I have people that will applaud me if I do well and will be concerned if I falter.” –Cody Davis, HGP trainee Someone to talk to, someone I can be vulnerable with, my social worker has gone above and beyond to …

A Light, A Raft, An Outstretched Hand

I am truly honored to be asked to speak today honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. His work and message of non-violence, unity, and love has deeply impacted many lives across the world. He worked to dismantle the systems of inequality that created conditions of poverty for so many communities worldwide. He believed that hunger and poverty were not individual …

We Are Not Meant To Suffer Alone

Hello. My name is Patricia and this is the first time I’ve told my story. I was born in “fabulous” Las Vegas on the first day of summer, in 1973. Growing up in that hot desert valley was a stark contrast to the wet alfalfa farm in Utah that my grandmother moved to Vegas from. My grandfather left her to …

Cultivating Growth with Seedfolks

Tickets available HERE! HGP’s third event of the Sustain in Place: A series of at-home tastings, features readings from Seedfolks, by Newberry Medal winner Paul Fleischman. This story, suitable for both adults and children, is of a diverse cast of characters transforming an empty lot in Cleveland, Ohio into a community garden and the transformations that they personally experience. The story resonates with HGP’s …

Living Up to the Memory of My Parents

Hello my name is Cody Davis. I am 33 years old and I’m a native of California, being born in Monterey County in the mountains of Carmel Valley. I would like to share with you my experience with the Homeless Garden Project and the significant change in my life since becoming a trainee.  I would like to start by giving …

Second Event of the Sustain In Place Series

A special sweet presentation from the renowned Alice Waters, paired with delicious chocolate truffles, wine, candles and more! About this Event HGP’s second event of Sustain in Place: A series of at-home tastings, features a keynote video presentation from Alice Waters. Few names in the farm to table movement are more recognizable than Alice and her influential restaurant, Chez Panisse. Guests will also …

Podcast with Jennifer Jewell

Jennifer Jewell’s podcast is up! It’s one of the most beautiful pieces about the Homeless Garden Project that we have heard. Thank you to all who contributed. Cultivating Place with Jennifer Jewell: http://bit.ly/CultivatingHGP 

Somewhere To Belong

Hello my name is Brenda Deckman and I love who I am today. I am proud to be part of the staff here at the Homeless Garden Project. It has changed my life completely. Almost 20 years ago, I left an abusive relationship and lost my son and my home. It was a difficult decision to leave, made when I …

Sustain in Place: A Series of At-Home Tastings

“The garden is an unending source of the miraculous, a joy that transforms our cooking and increases our pleasure at least a thousandfold.”

–Deborah Madison, from Vegetable Literacy

HGP’s first event of Sustain in Place: A series of at-home tastings, begins with a keynote video presentation from Deborah Madison. A pioneer in the farm to table movement, Deborah will share some secrets to the art of bringing out the best in farm-fresh produce, by leading us through making some of her favorite salad dressings.

Guests will also have the chance to come to the Farm to harvest your own salad greens, vegetables and herbs along with an accompanying gift bag featuring a bottle of wine and fresh, delicious, gourmet pasta from La Posta restaurant, in a reusable tote bag.