On the Martin Luther King holiday, Lisa Bennett, owner
of Synergy HomeCare of Santa Cruz, and her two sons participated in the
volunteer effort at the Homeless Garden Project at the Natural Bridges
farm location. Dozens of volunteers helped out in turning compost and
cover crops, sifting compost, preparing beds, and sharing camaraderie
and an organic, straight-from-the-garden lunch salad.
The Homeless Garden Project is one of the few community
gardens in the Santa Cruz area. They participate in local farmers'
markets, run a CSA, and a shop in town. They provide job training and
meaningful work in the therapeutic environment of an organic farm.