Signed 20 year lease with 3 5-year renewable terms with the City of Santa Cruz for 20 acres on Pogonip.
Conducts Feasibility Study to develop our permanent site on Pogonip, part of the City of Santa Cruz’s Pogonip Master Plan since 1998.
The Homeless Garden Project celebrates our 25th anniversary with Deborah Madison and the Swanton Loop Challenge.
The Homeless Garden Project becomes certified by Points of Light, California Volunteers Service Enterprise and the Volunteer Center as a Service Enterprise; an organization that fundamentally leverages volunteers and their skills across all levels of the organization to successfully deliver on our social mission.
The Homeless Garden Project shifts from a two year program to a one year program, focusing on supporting trainee transitions into jobs and housing within a one year timeframe, and meeting our goal of serving more people.
The Homeless Garden Project shifts from a three year program to a two year program.
The Homeless Garden Project hosts Alice Waters for Fall Farm Supper and MIchael Pollan for a tour of our farm and programs.
The Homeless Garden Project starts social work program under supervision of Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Francis Krebs. Master of Social Work interns, work one-on-one with trainees to promote their full participation in our program and foster trainee progress toward unsubsidized employment as a key long-term goal related to a career plan.
Participation in Working to End Homelessness: National Community of Practice, an initiative of the National Transitional Jobs Network. The Homeless Garden Project is one of 22 national organizations in the community of practice assembled by the National Transitional Jobs Network to create a series of Best Practice Briefs for using transitional employment as a means to support individuals transitioning out of homelessness.
Featured in Breaking Through Concrete as one of twelve model community farms. The Homeless Garden Project’s chapter is entitled, The Farm as Therapy.