Blue Mind: The Surprising Science That Shows How Being Near, In, On, or Under Water Can Make You Happier, Healthier, More Connected, and Better at What You Do
A landmark book by marine biologist Wallace J. Nichols on the remarkable effects of water on our health and well-being.
Why are we drawn to the ocean each summer? Why does being near water set our minds and bodies at ease? In BLUE MIND, Wallace J. Nichols revolutionizes how we think about these questions, revealing the remarkable truth about the benefits of being in, on, under, or simply near water. Combining cutting-edge neuroscience with compelling personal stories from top athletes, leading scientists, military veterans, and gifted artists, he shows how proximity to water can improve performance, increase calm, diminish anxiety, and increase professional success.
Dr. Wallace "J." Nichols is a scientist, wild water advocate, movement-maker, New York Times bestselling author, and dad. J lives and works on the Slow Coast with his family.
The Homeless Garden Project Downtown Holiday Store is located at 110 Cooper St/Pacific Ave., Suite 100G in the Cooperhouse Breezeway. Map: http://goo.gl/FKrLKe The store is open everyday, 10 AM - 8 PM through December 24.
Find out about all of our Holiday Store Events here
EVENTS at OUR VALENTINES STORE
1. First Friday, February 7th, 5:30-8:00 PM
Join the Homeless Garden Project for a First Friday Celebration and Open House at the opening of their Valentines Store! There will be a presentation at 6 PM including a showing of the Homeless Garden Project video, Sharing Life, and special speakers.
Music by Carl Atilano.
Enjoy sweets and treats in the spirit of romance and love.
Come see HGP's gifts from the earth for your valentine.
Want a Valentine photo of your partner, child or pet? Rebecca Stark Photography will create love-themed portraits for the public, during the 5th Annual Santa Cruz Love Project Fundraiser benefiting the Homeless Garden Project (HGP). Sunday, Feb. 9, Rebecca Stark Photography will be at the HGP’s downtown Santa Cruz Valentines Store from 2 - 5 PM. Proceeds from each donation-only portrait session will go to the Homeless Garden Project. A $20–$150 donation is suggested, but any donation will be gratefully accepted.
3. Local chef and author, Elizabeth Borelli, February 10, 6 PM: Valentine's Day Recipes and Cooking Demo
Events at the Holiday Store : December 3rd - Green Drinks Santa Cruz
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Green Drinks is a monthly mixer for those passionate about the environment and who work in the environmental field. Kate Pearl, HGP Community Outreach and Volunteer Coordinator, will be speaking about the Homeless Garden Project including upcoming events and volunteer opportunities. It’s a great way to see the HGP Holiday Store, get some more information about the project, and mingle with other people passionate about the environment.
December 4th - Book Signing: Cultivating a Movement and FarmFuel Inc.
6:30pm to 7:30pm
We will be making the connections between several farmers featured in Cultivating a Movement, a book of oral history interviews, and a new venture in Watsonville – Farm Fuel Inc. Focusing on research and development of plant-based soil amendments, fertilizers, and biofuels that can be grown on the farm, Farm Fuel co-founders Ken Kimes and Sandra Ward, of NewNatives and Jim Cochrane of Swanton Berry Farm will make a short presentation along with Farm Fuel Inc. CEO and chief researcher Stefanie Bourcier, and then sign books.
5:30 - 8:00
Join us on First Friday for our annual Holiday Store Celebration and Open House!
There will be a special presentation at 6 PM featuring HGP speakers, Mayor Hilary Bryant and Vice-mayor Lynn Robinson.
Music by Carl Atilano,
Appetizers by Erik Soderholm of Davenport Roadhouse--and other holiday goodies.
Come see what we have in store for you and help us celebrate the hard work and accomplishments of our trainees.
Book Event: There is a Garden in the Mind, by Dr. Paul Lee
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Join us to hear from Dr.Paul Lee, author of a new book entitled There is a Garden in the Mind: A Memoir of Alan Chadwick and the Organic Movement in California. There Is a Garden in the Mind presents an engaging look at the work and life of pioneering organic gardener Alan Chadwick and his profound influence on the organic farming movement. Dr. Lee is also a current board member and founder of the Homeless Garden Project.
December 15th - Beanalicious! Book Signing, Samples and Sprout Jar Demonstration
3:00pm – 4:30pm
Come by the store to meet Elizabeth Borelli, local author and chef. She will be signing copies of her book, Beanalicious!, sampling some of her recipes, and doing a demonstration of the sprout jars she sells in the Holiday Store.
Fall Farm Supper to Benefit HGP: A Night to Honor Edible Monterey Bay 2013 Local Heroes
October 5, 2013, 3-6:30 PM at Natural Bridges Farm
Tapas and a Movie
HGP Spring Workshop Series
Two-day cob oven building:
Sunday, March 2: Bees are all the buzz
Thank You to our Sponsors: Fall Farm Supper 2012 with Alice Waters
Golf Tournament Fundraiser for HGP: July 16th, 2012
Thank you to the sponsors of TASTE OF THE TEE 2012
Funk 'n' Rock 'n' Love, February 15, 2013
Sweets and Treats, February 8, 2013
MLK Day of Service, January 21st, 2013
First Friday, December 7th, 2012
Volunteer Appreciation Party: Saturday November 10th, 2012
Make A Difference Day: Saturday October 27th, 2012
Partners in Dining: Thank you Thursday, October 18, 2012
Fall Farm Supper With Alice Waters, Saturday October 20, 2012
Everybody Eats with Michael Pollan, Thursday October 13th
Partners In Dining at Shadowbrook: October 2nd, 2012
Master Gardener's Tour: Saturday September 22nd, 2012
Sustain Dinner: Saturday September 15th, 2012 4-7pm
Slow Food Santa Cruz's Edible Garden Tour: Saturday August 25th, 2012
Sustain Dinner: Saturday August 18th, 2012 4-7pm
Sustain Dinner: Saturday July 28th, 2012 4-7pm
Human Race: Saturday May 12th, 2012
KaleFest: April 29th, 12-4pm
Dinner & A Movie: Tuesday April 24th, 6pm
Partners in Dining: Thank You Thursdays at SCMB, April 12, 2012
Johnny Hoy & the Bluefish Benefit Show: Friday March 9th, 2012
Breaking Through Concrete: February 23rd, 6-8pm
MLK Day Celebration: Monday, January 16, 10-2 PM
Downtown Holiday Store: January 21st-December 24th
Holiday Store Gala Celebration: December 2nd, 2011
"Sweets and Treats" Party: October 28th, 2011
Swanton Loop Challenge: October 23rd, 2011
Make A Difference Day: October 22, 2011
Partners in Dining: Thank you Thursday, October 20, 2011
Partners in Dining: Center Street Grill Wednesday October 12, 2011
Sustain Dinner: September 18th, 2011 (Check pictures here)
Partners in Dining: Saturn Cafe Wednesday, August 24th, 2011
Sustain Dinner: July 31st, 2011 (Check Pictures here)
Partners in Dining: Thank you Thursday, June 30th, 2011
Past Volunteer Workdays (Check Out Our pictures on Facebook)
Celebration of Susie MacMillen's life, Friday June 24th, 2011
Partners in Dining: Saturn Cafe Wednesday June 22nd, 2011
Container Gardening Workshop
Workday Leadership Training May 21st, 2011 from 10-2pm
Human Race May 7th, 2011
We did a great job raising money bringing in over $4,000 and finshed as the 6th highest fundraiser out of over 125 teams. Thank you to everyone who supported us!
Earth Day, Friday April 22nd from 10-2pm
Global Youth Service Day Saturday April 16th, 10-2pm
Cesar Chavez Day Thursday March 31st, 10-2 pm
Volunteer Appreciation Potluck: February 21st, 2011
MLK Volunteer Work Day on the Farm: Monday January 17, 2011
Make A Difference Day: October 23rd, 2011
20 Year Anniversary Celebration
Date: October 2, 2010