Urban food gardens in homeless shelters and affordable housing need your hep to thrive

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ORGANIZATION: Growing Hope Gardens


Join us, GROWING HOPE GARDENS, EVERY TUESDAY, for some vegetable seedling planting, mulching and watering, in the urban resident food gardens of affordable housing and homeless shelters.
We lead and sustain 10 organic food gardens, available to 650 residents of underserved communities.

Children with caretaker welcomed. Teen drop off possible if pre-arranged. Wear closed toe shoes and your smile! ALL gardens are within a 3 mile radius in Santa Monica's 90404


Since COVID, the resident gardens also help alleviate hunger, so we plant more intensely, and your volunteer support helps us achieve this.
We look forward to meeting you in the gardens!

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About Growing Hope Gardens


2033 Virginia Avenue, Sanat Monica, CA 90404, US

Mission Statement

We create and support onsite, organic, regenerative and food gardens with residents of affordable housing and homeless shelters.


Starting in 2019, and in partnership with Community Corporation of Santa Monica , Safe Place for Youth and The People Concern , Growing Hope Gardens successfully opened and expanded 10 urban, organic, regenerative resident food gardens and fruit trees, at distinct affordable housing and homeless shelter properties in Los Angeles County

All of the resident food gardens are supported with our bi-monthly maintenance visits, with the goals of helping the gardens thrive and, increasing onsite resident knowledge and stewardship. This approach maximizes chances of success at growing food and supports resident engagement.

Educational signage informing how harvest, care, nutritional content, and suggested use is placed each season in the gardens. We also support the increase in plant-based knowledge with our online portal.


Homeless & Housing
Environment, Homeless & Housing, Hunger


We'll work with your schedule.


Multiple locations Santa Monica, CA 90404



  • Landscaping
  • Construction
  • Food Service
  • Community Outreach
  • Farming
  • Gardening


  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • 4 hours

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