You can help BUILD THE FARM by making a multi-year pledge or a gift to fund one-time costs to build the new Farm Center at Pogonip consisting of our Administrative and Kitchen Building, a barn and greenhouses to triple the size of our current farm site.
Your three-year pledge can help us GROW OUR IMPACT. At our new larger farm site, we will serve more people who are experiencing homelessness, provide more volunteer opportunities for community members, and grow more organic food for those in need.
Planting Seeds. Transforming Lives
We’ll add 6.5 acres to grow orchards, perennial gardens and build support facilities
Job Training Capacity
We’ll be able to expand to 50 positions every year
Pounds of Fresh Organic Produce
Grown annually to feed
low-income local Santa Cruz county residents
Cathy Calfo – HGP Board President, Alice Waters, Michael Pollan, Darrie Ganzhorn – HGP Executive Director
Support from Community Leaders
“In 2012, after publication of The Omnivore’s Dilemma and In Defense of Food, I spent an afternoon at the Homeless Garden Project. While there, I participated in a trainee-led tour and sampled their delicious tomatoes. I met individuals transforming their lives and was impressed with the program’s success.
-Michael Pollan, author and journalist
BEYOND OUR TWO STEPS CLOSER TO HOME CAMPAIGN