UCCE Master Gardener's of San Mateo and SF Counties


UCCE Master Gardeners are locally-based volunteers trained and certified by the University of California (UC) to provide UC research-based information about home horticulture and pest management that helps home gardeners and community organizations garden sustainably and create a healthy environment.  All of our programs and services are free​ to the community.

Call Primrose

CALL Primrose is a non-profit agency serving those in need regardless of race, religion, creed and national origin. They are a drop-in site to assist those in need with emergency direct aid.  All services are free and confidential. Harvest Garden delivers fresh organic produce throughout the year to CALL Primrose.

The Town of Hillsborough

The Harvest Garden is located in the Town of Hillsborough, a residential community located in San Mateo County, California. It is west of Highway 101 and El Camino Real and east of Highway 280 within a short commute to San Francisco and minutes from San Francisco International Airport.

One of the main attractions Hillsborough has for home buyers is its charm. Hillsborough still offers its escape from the pressures of the city. In addition to its generally quiet atmosphere, Hillsborough has excellent, award-winning public schools, police and fire protection and public works service. These are the qualities that have formed the character of the Town and have remained stable for over 100 years. The Hillsborough Beautification Foundation operates under the umbrella of the Town of Hillsborough.

Hillsborough Beautification Foundation

Hillsborough Beautification Foundation is a non-profit corporation dedicated to the beautification of the Town of Hillsborough by providing organization, leadership and education for the purposes of planting, improving and contributing to the maintenance of parks, school grounds and other civic projects.  Through the solicitation of annual donations, HBF has improved over 60 sites to date including the Harvest Garden.  Several committees work to raise funds, evaluate needs, supervise improvement plans, contract for improvement work (including installation of irrigation) and maintenance of each site. 

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It is our many partnerships that  allow Hillsborough Harvest Garden to fulfill our mission.

Pounds of Produce Donated:  8000

InnVision Shelter Network

InnVision Shelter Network is committed to providing housing and support services that create opportunities for homeless families and individuals to re-establish self-sufficiency and to return to permanent homes of their own.  In fiscal year 2010-2011, Shelter Network served 4,658 people including 1,655 children. Over 90% of families graduating from Shelter Network transitional shelters secured and maintained permanent housing.

San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC)

The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission consists of five members, nominated by the Mayor and approved by the Board of Supervisors whose mission is to provide their customers with  high quality, efficient and reliable water, power and sewer services in a manner that is inclusive of environmental and community concerns.  The