We implement and grow regenerative, organic food gardens and a farm, accessible to 3150 residents of homeless shelters and affordable housing, to function as a place for accessing food, healing, skill training, and community building.
Growing Hope Gardens brings a connection to nature, improved nutrition, reduced hunger, and community, building that create a sense of belonging. Supporting opportunities to build capacity in underserved communities wanting to grow, increasing accessibility to fresh vegetables, and providing dignified work opportunities for unhoused elderly and youth.
We believe on-site gardening and opportunities for residents to work with their hands help establish a sense of community, increase access to a consistent food source, and improve positive health outcomes. Launching a rooftop resident food garden with our newest partner Holos Communities
Taking a seed and using one’s hands to grow that source into food gives our participants a way back into their hopes and dreams, allowing them to move forward with hope for a happier and more productive life.
Help us grow six more sites today!
52 000 lbs. produce donated total in 2021-22-23
14 Resident Food Gardens in Southern California & 1/4 organic food farm in Santa Monica: includes just over 21,000 square feet of active, organic food growing space, in 14 distinct affordable housing, permanent supportive and homeless shelters, produce a year-round harvest and service as a point of distribution for free fresh produce
Accessible to over 3150 children, adults, and elders of under served communities.
Because of your AMAZING support, we have reached $8,476 of our $60,000 goal! This is a very successful launch to our fundraising campaign.
The individual donors who support Growing Hope Gardens are critical philanthropic partners, joining our corporate and foundation supporters to build more resident food gardens. Our corporate and Foundation partners are also essential, and this year has been one of new partnerships. We were just awarded a $25,000 grant from the Saint Johns Foundation, a new partner, and a $12,500 grant from American Ag Credit and $12,500 from LA County. This support is all amazing and necessary for us to serve our mission of empowering folks of underserved communities to grow their own food.
Here is an article link from one of our original supporters, Growoya, which explains the scope of our mission very well.
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you, for your support!