Homeless Garden Project Store Grows Up

Early on, the Women’s Organic Flower Enterprise filled a void in Homeless Garden Project’s training program during the winter months and held out the promise of earned income for the Project. In 2014, the Homeless Garden Project Store has done so much more than fill out the training program in the winter months.  Today it’s at the center of a web of community …

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, …

Beauty

“Beauty saves. Beauty heals. Beauty motivates. Beauty unites. Beauty returns us to ourorigins, and here lies the ultimate act of saving, of healing, of overcoming dualism.” – Matthew Fox One of the qualities of our farm that engages me and sustains my work at HGP is beauty. In this article, I want to celebrate the farm’s beauty and invite you …