Gardening & Yard Work at Hillcrest

Hillcrest Transitional Housing offers homeless families, singles & youth a disciplined educational program within a caring, supportive environment. Unlike many organizations whose focus is one-time or emergency care, Hillcrest’s primary objective is to move clients from homelessness to self-sufficiency within 90 days by addressing the total life situation of the homeless families they serve.

One component of Hillcrest is our huge community garden which grows fruits and vegetables for the residents living in our housing facility. Join us to help tend to the garden! We will be doing a variety of outdoor work including but not limited to pulling weeds, harvesting produce, structures, and caring for crops. We might also do some yard to help keep the campus and recreation fields looking nice (weed eating, mowing, trimming trees/bushes, trash pick-up, etc.).

Stop by whenever you are available, you do not have to stay the whole time. All ages and experience levels are welcome. In case of bad weather the event will be canceled.

Address listed is the address of Hillcrest's office, the garden is just down the block on the corner of 31st and Barnett. Please meet at the pavilion by the playground.

Volunteers are welcome to take home fresh picked veggies!

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  • Andrea G.

    Thanks again for all your hard work! It was great to see so much accomplished. Be sure to check out and like our Facebook pages for updates and other opportunities with Hillcrest!

    October 9, 2013

  • Chacqie C.

    What a great group of people! Who knew pulling weeds and shoveling could be so much fun!?!? And all for a great cause! Have a good night everyone and I hope nobody is too sore in the morning :0)

    October 8, 2013

  • Chacqie C.

    I may not get there right at 5pm, but I'll be there.

    1 · September 30, 2013

    • Chacqie C.

      At this point, I can't be there until about 6:30 or so. I have to work until 6 now. That would still give me an hour or so to help, and I'm fine with that, if you still need the help.

      October 7, 2013

    • Andrea G.

      If you still want to come, you are more than welcome to join!

      October 7, 2013

  • Chelsey

    I wanted to volunteer on my on own volition, but am now am in a legal situation in which I have advised to volunteer. Would there be someone to sign saying I have volunteered?

    1 · October 2, 2013

    • Chelsey

      Are there any more opportunities to volunteer through Hillcrest? I am new to the area... so forgive me if this is your only ministry.

      October 3, 2013

    • Andrea G.

      We do have other opportunities, I would be happy to talk to you about them Tuesday night!

      October 7, 2013

  • Denise D

    This will be fun, and the tomatoes are the best I've had this year:)

    1 · September 23, 2013

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