By Melody Meyer The Homeless Garden Project (HGP) is a non-profit utilizing the soils of an organic urban farm to rehabilitate and revitalize the community of Santa Cruz CA. For over 30 years their training program has provided a path to self-sufficiency for the unsheltered members of their community. Read Full Article Here
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 …
Santa Cruz’s Homeless Garden Project set to relocate to Pogonip in 2020
In Santa Cruz, a popular farm’s plans of expanding and finding a permanent location are finally on the way to becoming a sure thing. The Homeless Garden Project has signed a long-term lease with the City of Santa Cruz to relocate to Pogonip. BySierra Starks Reporter See full article and video here.