2012 Volunteering Annual Report

Who we worked with: • We worked with over 1544 volunteers at the farm, workshop, retail store, events and office with over 16,586 hours (at $10/hour, a value of $165,860) At the Downtown Holiday Store: • For five weeks from November 19th-December 24th 2012, we had over 80 volunteers donate 1,382 hours of service to our Holiday Store on Pacific …

Sam Farr Visits Homeless Garden Project

We invited Congressman Sam Farr to visit HGP and see how our program has developed and impacts our community, as well as to share some remarks on transitional job efforts from the national and local perspectives. We wanted to begin a timely conversation–for programs that help people who are homeless increase their self-sufficiency and regain a productive place in our community Mayor Don Lane, …

Michael Pollan Visits Homeless Garden Project

On October 25, Michael Pollan visited the Homeless Garden Project.  His visit inspired HGP trainees and staff to prepare a tour of our farm and programs that tells how our programs work, how the farm operates, and how it all comes together to help people find the tools they need to build a home in the world.   Michael Pollan is an author, …

Homeless Garden Project Celebrates Retail Store with a Night of Sweets and Treats

Homeless Garden Project Retail Store brings organic homemade products to Santa Cruzans made by people who need the help. At the new traffic circle close to the wharf, retail store opened its doors Friday for the first “Sweets and Treats” party. Over 120 people got a jump on their holiday shopping as they sampled locally-donated wines and project-made organic treats, …

20th Anniversary Event

Join us at the Homeless Garden Project’s 20th Anniversary party on October 2nd at thefarm! We will be featuring a farm-to-table dinner, details at https://homelessgardenproject.org/news/event_detail_20yr.php Shop: Anything related to holiday sale, online store, or retail store. New lavender gift baskets for sale in the online store!We have beautiful new lavender gift baskets available—any of them would make awonderful thank you …