|General Agency Information|
|Name:||Homeless Garden Project|
|Days/Hours of Operation/Phone:||Call for Times|
Shaffer Road X Delaware Ave. Santa Cruz
831-423-1020 Tuesday-Saturday 9:00am-2:00pm
Open from dawn to dusk for visitors.
The Homeless Garden Project offers job training and transitional employment to people who are homeless in the therapeutic context of an organic garden and related enterprises.
The flowers and vegetables grown on our farm are sold through Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) in which "Shareholders" pay up front for a weekly basket of produce during the 22-week growing season; for information about becoming a member, call 426-3609-2#. This supports a portion of the wages, guarantees that everything grown will be sold, and builds a community of support.
Pick your Own Produce:
Fresh organic produce that you harvest yourself. Choose from a menu of crops available each day including flowers, onions, kale, salad mix, herbs and vegetables. Come harvest and pay per item.
Also operates the Women's Organic Flower Enterprise, which trains women in the design and production of wreaths and beeswax candles. HGP operates a gift shop which features products made in the training programs. Types of Training for WOFE apprentices
Herb and flower preservation
Hours Tuesday and Friday, 10am-6pm
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, 10am-3pm
30 West Cliff Dr., Santa Cruz (near Depot Park)
ELIGIBILITY: Must be homeless for hiring, but volunteers and youth groups need not be homeless.
FUNDING: 54% donations, 24% sales of products, 12% grants and 10% events/business sponsorship.
|Mission:||In the soil of our urban farm and garden, people find the tools they need to build a home in the world.|
|Volunteer Info:||Minimum Age: Under 16 must be accompanied by parent. Help in the gardens and greenhouse; planting, watering, weeding, harvesting. Learn about homelessness and organic gardening. On-going commitment not required but greatly appreciated. Open volunteer hours are Thursday and Friday 10am-2pm.
For Women's Organic Flower Enterprise
Minimum Age: 18. Let your creative imagination soar. Wonderful volunteer opportunities are available: organic flower and herb gardening, along with dried flower arranging in the workshop.
|Languages other than English:||Spanish|
|Accommodations for Disabled:||Call for Information|
|Public Transportation:||Available Within Four Blocks|
|Eligibility:||See Description Notes|
|Areas Served:||Santa Cruz County|
|Physical Location:||Santa Cruz|
|Funding Source:||See Description Notes|
|This record last modified November 19, 2012|