We at Harvest Garden make it our mission to feed hungry families in our community, with organic produce straight from our garden, maintained by volunteers. By doing so we not only promote the benefits of organic gardening and the idea of volunteer service, but we also raise awareness of hunger in our area.
In the summer of 2010, Hillsborough Beautification Foundation (HBF) volunteers “put on their gloves” to create, build and nurture a community vegetable garden located on a formerly vacant and weed-filled lot in Hillsborough. This lot is owned by the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission(SFPUC) and access to the storm drainage system must be provided. The idea was to transform the unused land into a productive, organic garden to provide vegetables to local food banks. We now have an incredible and committed group of hands-on volunteers including an intern group of high school and college students. These volunteers monitor the garden weekly during the summer; such jobs include harvesting when needed, delivering to shelters such as CALL Primrose in Burlingame. The Harvest Garden welcomes new volunteers to come and help in the garden.