Gardening can be an equalizer that improves so many health outcomes, so how can more residents of affordable housing reap the benefits of food gardens? This workshop will cover the successful work of Growing Hope Gardens, a nonprofit sustaining resident gardens at affordable housing and homeless shelters across Southern California. All of the resident gardens are supported with educational micro workshops, and residents are also provided harvesting techniques, nutritional content, and food preparing tips.
Join this informative workshop to learn about these impactful programs in operation at nearly a dozen affordable housing properties, including the organization’s new quarter-acre urban farm for residents, volunteers and unhoused interns. During this session, you’ll hear about case studies from SCANPH members like Community Corporation of Santa Monica and The People Concern, not to mention details about how gardens at their properties improved resident outcomes and lives. See you on September 14th!
• Carolyn Day, Founder and Executive Director, Growing Hope Gardens
• Ramon Alvarado, Senior Resident Services Coordinator, Wellness and Sustainability Specialist, Community Corporation of Santa Monica
• Leslie Lopez, MSW, Assistant Director of Shared Housing, THE PEOPLE CONCERN