Join the Homeless Garden Project for a workday on the farm in honor of Cesar Chavez. We’ll gather at 9:30 am work till 2:30 pm. We’ll also be kicking off our local community participation in the nationwide 21-Day Racial Equity Habit Building Food Challenge.
Registration is required and free. Please register at https://bit.ly/ChavezDay
Cesar Chavez was a civil rights leader, a labor and community organizer, a champion of nonviolent social change, an advocate for the environment, consumer rights, and education. Chavez labored as a migrant worker in California, where he was exposed to the injustices of farmworker life. Using nonviolent and grassroots tactics, Chavez co-founded the National Farm Workers Association (later known as the United Farm Workers Union). California celebrates his birthday at the end of March to honor the many victories his activism brought to these communities.
We have several different tasks available at the farm. 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! 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.
For safety, everyone must come with closed-toe shoes, and we recommend that everyone wear a hat, layers and bring a water bottle.
Chavez’s motto, “Si se puede!” (“Yes, it can be done!”), coined during his 1972 fast in Arizona, embodies the legacy he left for people around the world, one which inspires the work of the Homeless Garden Project every day. His work and legacy transcend any single cause or struggle.
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