The Homeless Garden Project celebrates 20th anniversary, reaching out to past participants and staff to reflect on our impact during the first 20 years, and our future.
The Homeless Garden Project is partnering with the city of Santa Cruz to build our permanent farm at Pogonip. Our campaign to Grow Our Impact is active.
The Homeless Garden Project celebrates 20th anniversary.
Project opens year-round retail store and administrative offices at 30 West Cliff Drive.
City of Santa Cruz adopts a master plan for a 614-acre open space greenbelt at Pogonip which would include a nine-acre permanent site for The Homeless Garden Project. Necessary management, operation and site plans have begin and once key issues are resolved — such as determining a source of water — a capital campaign to fund the gardens and buildings begin.
Retailers sponsor The Homeless Garden Project and begin selling goods.
New permanent store locations open.
First Women’s Organic Flower Enterprise holiday store opens.
Project leaves Pelton Avenue garden to make way for sale of city property and housing development and consolidates at Natural Bridges Farm.
The Women’s Organic Flower Enterprise is established, providing additional work opportunities for women experiencing homelessness through creating dried flower and herb wreaths from the organic gardens; a Women’s Organic Flower Enterprise garden is established across the street from The Homeless Garden Project workshop on land loaned by Mike Williams.