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Cesar Chavez Day of Service // Santa Cruz

April 14 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm


Due to rain, we’ve rescheduled the event to April 14th (same time, 9:30 AM – 2 PM).

Join the Homeless Garden Project for the Cesar Chavez Day of Service.

Join us for this free community event as we celebrate the legacy of the United Farm Workers co-founder with a day dedicated to preparing our farm for the 2024 season.

Sunday April 14th 9:30 am – 2:00 pm.
Shaffer Road at Delaware Ave.,
on the west side of Santa Cruz,

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 co-founded the National Farm Workers Association (later known as the United Farm Workers Union) using nonviolent and grassroots tactics.


The speaking portion of the event begins at 12:30.

We have several different tasks available at the farm. See below.

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!

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 omarg@homelessgardenproject.org

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.



We are excited to announce our first guest speaker for our Day of Service in honor of Cesar Chavez, Ann López.

Ann López, PhD is the Executive Director of the Center for Farmworker Families, where she works to improve the lives of farmworkers. She’s been recognized by the U.S. Congress and she was chosen as a Woman of the Year for 2013 and 2014 by the National Association of Professional Women.



Be part of the change with the Homeless Garden Project!

Welcome to the Homeless Garden Project. We are an established non-profit organization providing job training, transitional employment, and support services to individuals in Santa Cruz who are experiencing homelessness. We also provide volunteer opportunities to people who want to give back to the community.

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April 14
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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