Grow Food! Join the
Santa Cruz Garden Effort
Santa Cruz Garden Effort
This is a collaborative campaign to help people start growing food, and growing more food, in the wake of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. With supply lines strained and a faltering economy, we affirm the continued importance of hyperlocal and dispersed food production for human health and security.
As our network grows, we are assembling an increasing collection of remote mentorship opportunities, educational media, seed and seedling distribution, and other resources to support each others’ endeavors in food growing.
Join the network and the conversation on Facebook, and let us know what you need (or what you have to offer) to start growing more food locally. Or just show us what you’ve got growing to inspire others!
See the Santa Cruz Garden Effort Resource Swap for barter and exchange opportunities, and to list your own.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to join in with our organizing team, or otherwise reach out with your ideas.
A word of caution: With all your gardening efforts and provision of essential needs, it remains crucial that we all continue to follow hygienic protocols and safe social distancing. We are still just at the beginning of this COVID-19 rollercoaster, and many will die. See recommendations and guidelines at Santa Cruz County, State of California, CDC, and WHO.
Santa Cruz Food Growing Resources
See Santa Cruz Garden Effort Resource Swap for barter and exchange opportunities, and to list your own.
Garden / Nursery Stores
San Lorenzo Garden Center
235 River St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Curbside pickup available, 831-423-0223
Note: “You can also email your order for curbside pick up: email@example.com . Be as detailed as possible (sizes and varieties) and list if you want substitutions or not. They will then call you, confirm things, and you can pay with a CC on the phone. When you get there you can call them and say what car you drive and they will bring it out. If you are immunocompromised this is def the way to do it.”
DIG Gardens Aptos
7765 Soquel Dr # A, Aptos, CA 95003
Curbside pickup available, call (831) 688-7011
Mountain Feed & Farm Supply
9550 Highway 9, Ben Lomond, California 95005
No walk through shopping, pickup available 831 336-8876
Aptos Landscape Supply
5025 Freedom Blvd, Aptos, CA 95003
Bulk potting mixes and composts (831) 688-6211
Central Home Supply
Santa Cruz and Scotts Valley
Bulk mushroom compost. SC: 831-201-6167 SV: 831-201-6178
- Santa Cruz Garden Effort mutual support forum on Facebook.
- UC Santa Cruz “For the Gardener” Garden Notes
- UCANR/Cooperative Extension California Garden Web
- California Rare Fruit Growers, Monterey Bay Chapter
- More local gardening resources to come. Please forward trusted recommendations to firstname.lastname@example.org
This resource directory is a work in progress…