Giving Back to our Community

March 7, 2020

Awe Sum Organics and The Homeless Garden Project

Awe Sum Organics was inspired to get involved with a local community project focused on improving the lives of those struggling with homelessness in Santa Cruz County.

“I feel that it’s important that a large part of our sustainability mission at Awe Sum Organics is to contribute to the well being of the local communities where organic fruit is grown and packed. I also feel it is important for us to give back to our local community here in Santa Cruz, where we are based. Quite a few years ago I realized that the Homeless Garden Project was the perfect fit for Awe Sum Organics to contribute to our local community because the Homeless Garden Project gives opportunities for learning skills and employment through organic agriculture,” said David Poser, Founder and CEO of Awe Sum Organics.

The trainees in the Homeless Garden Project program learn hands-on job skills needed to grow organic crops and create value-added products, receive other life and job skill training in subjects such as digital and financial literacy, are offered counseling support and much more.

Crops harvested at Homeless Garden Project at Pogonip will be sold at the Awe Sum Organics sponsored Farm Stand located on the Pogonip property, as well as donated to community members in need via local nonprofits through their Feed Two Birds program.

Please visit the following website to find out more about the Homeless Garden Project and how you can get involved: Homeless Garden Project Home
Field Working
Homeless Garden Project
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Mike At Farm With Tool
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The future site of the Homeless Garden Project farm, overlooking downtown Santa Cruz, and on clear days the Monterey Bay and Beach Boardwalk.