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.
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
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.