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Day of Service in Honor of Cesar Chavez

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ORGANIZATION: Homeless Garden Project

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Join the Homeless Garden Project for a Day of Service in Honor of Cesar Chavez. We'll gather at 9:30 am and work till 2:00 pm. So get your hands into the dirt and help us work on some spring tasks! We'll break to share lunch together; lunch will be provided.

Cesar Chavez was a civil rights leader, a labor and community organizer, a champion of nonviolent social change, and an advocate for the environment, consumer rights, and education. Chavez labored as a migrant worker in California, where he was exposed to the injustices of farmworker life. Chavez co-founded the National Farm Workers Association (later known as the United Farm Workers Union) using nonviolent and grassroots tactics. California celebrates his birthday at the end of March to honor the many victories his activism brought to these communities.

The speaking portion of the event begins at 12:30. Stay tuned for more information about our guest speakers.

We have several different tasks available at the farm. As a small production farm, we adjust our farm tasks depending on what the weather allows us to work on, so please come prepared with the flexibility to work on different tasks!

The farm is located on Shaffer Road at Delaware Ave., on the west side of Santa Cruz, near Natural Bridges State Park and the Long Marine Lab.

Chavez's motto, "Si se puede!" ("Yes, it can be done!"), coined during his 1972 fast in Arizona embodies the legacy he left for people worldwide, one which inspires the work of the Homeless Garden Project every day. His work and legacy transcend any single cause or struggle.
For safety, everyone must come with closed-toe shoes, and we recommend that everyone wear a hat and layers and bring a water bottle.

Questions? Contact Volunteer Coordinator Omar Guzman at

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About Homeless Garden Project


30 West Cliff Drive P.O. 617, SANTA CRUZ, CA 95061, US

Mission Statement

The Santa Cruz Homeless Garden Project helps men and women gain skills and confidence to enter wider communities. We provide training and transitional employment within a community-supported organic garden. Volunteers have many opportunities to learn about and help in the garden, in the kitchen, and with special events.


The Homeless Garden Project (HGP) provides paid job training, transitional employment, and support services to people experiencing homelessness. In complement, the Project operates a community education and volunteer program that serves over 2,500 people annually. The programs take place at our 3.5-acre organic farm and related enterprises. Volunteers have many opportunities to learn about and help in the garden, in the kitchen, and with special events.


Homeless & Housing
Community, Environment, Homeless & Housing


Sun Apr 02, 2023
09:30 AM - 02:00 PM


Homeless Garden Project FarmShaffer Rd & Delaware Ave.Santa Cruz, CA 95060




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