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 …

Modern Farmer: This California Farm Helps The Homeless Get Off The Streets

By Lindsay Campbell March 2, 2020 At Homeless Garden Project, seeds are planted and lives are transformed. Michael Laffoon has a vivid memory of the day he decided to piece his life back together. “I literally woke up in my van and I thought ‘I can’t do this anymore because I’m going to die,’” he says. “It was just an overwhelming …

GoodTimes: Homeless Garden Project’s New Home

By ALISHA GREEN December 10, 2019 Adam Marshall remembers fondly the time he spent as a kid on his grandfather’s ranch in Watsonville. That’s where he learned how much he enjoyed labor-intensive work. He dreamed of carrying on his grandfather’s commitment to helping others in need without an expectation of anything in return—as Marshall recently explained to a riveted audience …

Exactly a year ago today, I never would have imagined I could be in this place now.

Not too long ago, I was in a marriage living in a home with my husband and children, and my mom lived close by. My dad died when I was twelve, and my mom and I have always been very close since then. I was married for fourteen years and have been through a lot with my husband. Addiction was …