Harvest Garden


HBF’s Harvest Garden is located in town

Hillsborough’s Harvest Garden is a Hillsborough Beautification Foundation project in cooperation with the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission and the Town of Hillsborough. This non-profit, organic, community garden provides fresh vegetables to shelters for the working poor who struggle to afford food. It is planted, maintained and harvested solely by volunteers. The garden has beautified an unsightly vacant lot, provided involvement for our residents including school children, all while achieving its primary goal of providing for those in need.

We have now donated over 7,500 pounds of fresh, organic produce to local  homeless shelters thanks to all our volunteers!
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We’re looking to grow our committee!

  • Green and brown thumbs are welcome.
  • Meetings? Very few!  
  • Gardening Experience? Not necessary!
  • There are even small jobs to do from home.


It’s fun, a great way to connect with our Hillsborough community and the food banks really appreciate our weekly vegetable and fruit deliveries.

Our spring meeting is Tuesday, February 7 from 1-2:30 pm. Please email Lennie Gotcher (lenniego@gmail.com) if you are interested in joining our team. 

2017 Work Days

Please join us on the following Sundays:

  • January 29
  • March 5  – booked; no additional volunteers needed
  • March 19
  • April 30
  • May 7 and 21
  • June 4 and 25
  • July 9 and 23
  • August 6 and 20
  • September 10 and 24
  • October 8 and 22
  • November 5

Harvest Garden Mission

  • To provide nutritious fresh produce to local hungry families
  • To promote volunteer service within Hillsborough
  • To educate our community on the benefits of organic gardening
  • To promote awareness of hunger in the local community

HG History

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 must remain unbuilt to provide access to the storm drainage system. 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 over 30 hands-on volunteers including a very industrious junior committee of high school students. These volunteers monitor the garden weekly; such jobs include harvesting when needed, delivering to shelters including St. Anthony’s Padua Dining Room in Redwood City, InnVision Shelter Network, and CALL Primrose in Burlingame. The Harvest Garden welcomes new volunteers to come and join in the garden!

Visit the Harvest Garden website.