Sustain Farm Supper
with Cathrine Sneed
Saturday, September 19, 4:00-7:30PM
Homeless Garden Project Farm,
Delaware Avenue & Shaffer Road, Santa Cruz
Join us for our Sustain Supper Series - gourmet dinners hosted at our organic farm!
Our summer dinners focus on sustainability, eating local organic food prepared by exceptional local chefs, listening to engaging talks by renowned speakers, and enjoying the friendship and community.
Cathrine Sneed, founder of San Francisco’s The Garden Project, knows that the business of inspiring growth and change can begin with a simple connection to the land. Troubled by the high recidivism rates she observed in her everyday work at the sheriff’s office, Sneed began the Horticulture Program at the San Francisco County Jail in 1982. “We started with what we did have: land, work to be done, and people eager to do it.” Ten years later, The Garden Project was founded, a nonprofit organization providing employment for ex-offenders.
Sneed has dedicated her life to the transformation of the reentry experience for ex-offenders. “People often ask me what I did to inspire people to work. I tell them that it wasn't me, it was the plants.”
Sneed has been featured in The New York Times, The Economist, The Chicago Tribune, The Los Angeles Times, US News and World Report and The San Francisco Chronicle, along with features on A&E Channel’s “Uncommon Americans” and on the Lifetime Channel. Her work has been recognized with the National Caring Award, the Hero for the Earth, and the National Foundation for the Improvement of Justice Award. In the summer of 2014, The Garden Project was featured on the PBS NewsHour site.
Proceeds benefit the Homeless Garden Project’s award-winning slate of programs for the local community.
The Homeless Garden Project provides job training, transitional employment and support services to people who are homeless. The programs take place in our 3-acre organic farm and related enterprises.