“Since 2011, GrowGood has been working with the Salvation Army to develop a garden-based program for the residents of the Bell Shelter that uses healthy food and gardening as a catalyst for healing.
Our 1.5 -acre farm consists of a an orchard of 71 fruit trees, 14 raised vegetable garden beds, a 1/2 acre area of in-round row crops, and a California native plant garden filled with over 300 flowering, drought-tolerant plants. GrowGood’s vegetable growing areas and trees are all connected to a state-of-the-art Netafim drip irrigation system.
For GrowGood’s job training program, the basic premise is that the best way to teach how to be employed is to employ. This also goes hand in hand with the therapeutic aspect of the program. Not only does GrowGood’s commercial growing business provide paid work opportunities for Shelter residents, but also a revenue stream to support GrowGood’s other garden-related programming.”