Countdown  to Farmfest &
Help Us Meet Our Crowdfunding Goal! 
Dear Friends,
Come on down to Farmfest!  Wrapping up our Feed 2 Birds campaign, Farmfest promises to be a fun day at our farm for families and friends. We've had so much fun dreaming up this day, we hope you'll join in.
Please read on to learn about...
Feed 2 Birds
Film & Reception at our Downtown Store
Guest blog: From a Local Employer & Business Owner
Feed 2 Birds
We are SO close to our goal...
Help us get there!

 Help us keep CSA Shares available to low-income people.

Donate to our Feed 2 Birds Campaign: Click here!


Exciting day! We had our first CSA Scholarship Share harvest on Tuesday. 

Your contribution supports these shares through 23 weeks.

Shares are distributed to:
  • 180/180
  • Davenport Resource Center
  • Gemma
  • River Street Shelter
  • Santa Cruz AIDS Project
  • Transition Age Youth
  • Women's Crisis Support
  • and the flowers go to Hospice of Santa Cruz County
Help us meet our goal--our online campaign ends May 18. We've raised nearly $6,000 of our $8,000 goal.

Your single donation supports:
  • our Transitional jobs program for people who are homeless &
  • distribution of our organic produce to people who need it most.
Thank you so much to all the generous people who have already  contributed already to Feed 2 Birds!
 2 Great Events this Weekend


 Friday, May 16: In partnership with The Oral Histories Project, we invite you to a screening of:
At our Downtown Store, 5:30 - 7 PM. Followed by a reception and discussion. 
  • We are thrilled to share this 20 minute film that moves past stereotypes and embraces the complexities of homelessness.
  • Not the Other is designed to demonstrate the wide diversity, and the dignity, vulnerability, resilience, resourcefulness, struggles, and strengths of people who are homeless in our community. 
  • The Homeless Garden Project Downtown Store features products made in HGP's training program and is open Friday and Saturday, noon-7 PM and Sunday, noon-6 PM. Your purchases support HGP's programs. 
Sunday, May 18
11 AM - 4 PM



Activities for Children

Food and Beer Garden

Farm tours

Cooking demonstrations

Live Music

 and more!

 See our press release 


Free admission, buy tickets at the event for some activities and food. Your purchase supports HGP.

Lucas will be printing T-shirts--bring a T-shirt you'd like printed.


Thank you to our sponsor, KUSP Radio, 88.9


 We hope to see you at Farmfest!

  Read Our Guest Blog
HGP Trainee Andrew is employed at The Garden Company

 Guest Blog: From The Garden Company Owner, Charlie Keutmann

05-13-2014 00:19:19 AM

  In early February I was invited to give a brief presentation to trainees of the Homeless Garden Project to share some of the things an employer looks for in the job application and interview process. There was a lively ... Continue reading →...�


Thank you for your support of our mission &  programs. We hope that your support makes a positive difference in your life! 



With gratitude,

Darrie Ganzhorn

Executive Director

The Homeless Garden Project 

PO Box 617, Santa Cruz, CA 95061

(831)426-3609 x 12


Learn more about CSA at Homeless Garden Project

First Harvest: May 30!


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--Scott London