Santa Cruz, CA
The Homeless Garden Project provides job training, transitional employment and support services to people who are homeless. The program takes place in an organic farm and related enterprises, including a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) enterprise that provides weekly produce to paying members. Its “Feed Two Birds” CSA program distributes weekly shares to low-income members of the community via local nonprofit agencies. With the support of the Specialty Food Foundation, Homeless Garden Project will provide 5,000 pounds of organic produce to low-income residents, free of charge, and pilot a health fair to promote good nutrition with a focus on engaging non-profit partners.