To provide nutritious fresh produce to local hungry families
To promote volunteer service within Hillsborough
To educate the community on the benefits of organic gardening
To promote awareness of hunger in the local community
The Harvest Garden is a community garden established in July 2010 on a previously vacant SFPUC owned lot in Hillsborough. The garden is funded by the Hillsborough Beautification Foundation.
At the Harvest Garden volunteers of all ages raise organic fruits and vegetables from seed to harvest. All produce grown is donated to local food banks. The mission of the garden is to educate and encourage Hillsborough residents to grow edible plants in our micro-climate and to expose children to vegetable gardening in hopes they will plant gardens of their own one day.
The Harvest Garden committee sponsors a High School Internship program, which runs from May through September. This program includes starting plants from seed, testing and amending soil, organic pest management and working with our young volunteers.
We have coordinated workshops in the garden with girls scouts, boy scouts, National Charities League, Young Men’s Service League, local garden clubs, the UCCE Master Gardeners of San Mateo and San Francisco Counties, and our local schools.
To date more than 12,000 pounds of fresh organic produce has been donated to CALL Primrose and the Shelter Network, and our volunteers have logged thousands of hours in the garden. It is a wonderful place for residents with an interest in gardening to meet and share knowledge.