We envision a thriving and inclusive community, workforce and local food system.

The Homeless Garden Project provides job training, transitional employment, and support services to people who are experiencing homelessness. Conjointly, we provide vibrant education and volunteer programming for the broader community. All of our activities and programming are integrated and share the space of our 3-acre organic farm, workshop, and related enterprises. Working hand in hand, our community of volunteers, interns, customers, and trainees form strong bonds through collaboration. 

This blended experience breaks down the profound sense of isolation felt by many people experiencing homelessness, while providing a platform for those who want to learn and take action. Moving as a diverse, symbiotic ecosystem, the Homeless Garden Project builds a path out of homelessness, betters our local food system, and connects people through community service and environmental stewardship. Together we work to create a stronger, more sustainable home for everyone in our community.

We Value

  • The capacity of every individual for growth and renewal

  • The joy that comes from growing and sharing healthy food

  • The well-being created by vibrant social and natural ecosystems

We Value

  • The capacity of every individual for growth and renewal

  • The joy that comes from growing and sharing healthy food

  • The well-being created by vibrant social and natural ecosystems

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Trainees in the Program

  • Take advantage of transitional employment in the safety of a structured environment

  • Learn basic life skills required for employment

  • Learn a variety of other marketable skills 

  • Share four hot meals a week with staff, other trainees and volunteers

  • Give to the community by growing food for other programs that serve homeless and at-risk populations

  • Grow organic fruit, vegetables and flowers for the SC community through the Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program

  • Educate students and other groups who use the garden

  • Create value-added products from farm grown materials which are sold at all of our stores

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