Farm To Fork Across America — EcoFarm Conference: Sustainable Agriculture, Food, Love and Butterflies

In a couple weeks I’ll be attending the oldest and largest ecological agricultural gathering in the West. The EcoFarm Conference has been a centrifugal force for more than 30 years. It will be jam-packed with networking opportunities and information on the newest eco-ag developments and techniques. Hot topic Farm Bill 2012 lectures will focus on important policy concerns. Newly emerging …

2016 Annual Report: Donors

Many Thanks to All of Our Generous Donors in 2016. Our Garden and Our Trainees Couldn’t Grow Without You! Sustainer of the Garden ($25,000 and over) Quentin Hancock             Newman’s Own Foundation Nurturer of the Garden ($10,000-$24,999) Monterey Peninsula Foundation      George L. Shields Foundation, Inc. Patrice Boyle        Cody Swift        Synod of the Pacific Grower of the Garden ($5,000-$9,999) City of …

2015 Annual Report: Donors

A  Huge, Warm Thank You to All of Our Many Generous Donors in 2015. Without You, Our Garden, and Our Trainees Couldn’t Grow! Sustainer of the Garden ($25,000 and over) Quentin Hancock      Newman’s Own Foundation        Michael Zwerling, KSCO Radio Nurturer of the Garden ($10,000-$24,999) Anonymous     Helen and Will Webster Foundation     Monterey …

2014 Annual Report: Donors

A Hearty Thank You to All Our Generous Donors. You Make Our Garden Grow! Sustainer of the Garden ($25,000 and over) Quentin Hancock      Newman’s Own Foundation Nurturer of the Garden ($10,000-$24,999) Patrice Boyle      Helen and Will Webster Foundation Monterey Peninsula Foundation, host of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am George L. Shields Foundation, Inc.     …

2014 Annual Report: Our Social Enterprises

Value in our Enterprises Value starts at our farm as trainees nurture the soil, grow vegetables and share the bounty with our community. But trainees gain valuable work skills and continue to add value from our farm to our workshop and retail store, where products are handmade and used to raise money for our projects. Farm Enterprises In 2014 we …

2014 Annual Report: Training Program

Relationships, engagement, accomplishment and positive emotion all play an integral part in well-being. A strength of our training program is our investment in the whole person, so that trainees can sustain their well being after graduation. This is how trainees describe the effect the Training Program has had on their lives: “Social workers, volunteers, employees, and other trainees are a …

2014 Annual Report: Cultivating Community

2014: Our Volunteer Community Grew This year, we partnered with 2,200 volunteers at the farm, workshop, retail store and office, with a total of nearly 20,000 hours. According to national averages, the estimated service value of our volunteers for 2014 is $405,400! We can’t emphasize enough what an important role this community plays in our daily lives at HGP. We …

5 Questions by Andrew Zimmern – Changing Lives Through Food

Andrew Zimmern interviewed Darrie Ganzhorn, our Executive Director about the organization’s different facets, how the farm is a great equalizer and ways to get involved. Read the interview on AndrewZimmern.com AndrewZimmern.com: What is the mission of Homeless Garden Project? Darrie Ganzhorn: Our mission is “In the soil of our urban farm and garden, people find the tools they need to build …