Natural Bridges Farm
The Homeless Garden Project has been at the Natural Bridges Farm location since 1995. This is our core location which is actively being farmed and utilized for our programs.
Our organic farm's has a social purpose of giving people experiencing homelessness a second chance in life. In 2016, HGP launched a successful capital campaign to raise funds for a permanent home, and future options are now being considered. The Natural Bridges Farm, where trainees and volunteers work, was the first CSA in the county and had been producing some of the best organic produce in Santa Cruz since 1995.
The Natural Bridges Farm is 3.5 Acres in Size
Located on Shaffer Road in Santa Cruz
Come By the Farm Stand
Pick from our abundant selection of seasonal vegetables
Open from Dawn to Dusk
Pogonip Farm will be the Homeless Garden Project’s new home, organically farming within the City of Santa Cruz’s Pogonip greenbelt property. It will:
- Triple our job training capacity through a public-private partnership, growing from 17 to 50 positions each year.
- Serve as a national model
- Be the heart of our dynamic agriculture program for people who are experiencing homelessness by teaching skills that transform lives
- Provide volunteer opportunities for community members.
With A 20-year lease with three 5-year renewable terms we can focus on long-term stewardship and conservation, allowing us to plant orchards for the first time and build a world-class farm to better serve the Santa Cruz community.