Site Improvements

  • 71 fruit trees, 14 raised vegetable garden beds, a 1⁄2 acre area of in-ground row crops, a chicken coop, a hoop house and 30' x 48' commercial greenhouse, and a California native plant garden filled with over 300 flowering, drought-tolerant plants.

  • All growing areas and trees connected to a state-of-the-art Netafim drip irrigation system.

Jobs for Shelter Clients

  • In 2016, GrowGood provided six shelter residents with temporary employment at the farm. Three of the six residents obtained permanent employment in the community after successfully completing the program at GrowGood.

  • In 2017, sixteen residents have obtained employment on the farm; eight have since obtained external jobs and two are currently working part-time at the farm.

Therapeutic Opportunities

  • In 2017, an average of 105 residents per month, approximately half of whom were veterans, participated in GrowGood's "Food for Life" classes involving nature study, exercise, body-mind connection and movement, mindfulness meditation, nutrition and diet education.

Notable Awards

  • 2017 - Out of 48 non-profits, GrowGood was selected as one of three finalists in the social enterprise grants program being offered by USC Marshall’s Brittingham Social Enterprise Lab as part of it’s Philanthropy & Social Impact course. As a finalist, GrowGood was awarded the highest grant of $25,000.

  • 2016 - GrowGood’s Social Enterprise Project was awarded a $100,000 gift by the Roy & Patricia Disney Family Foundation as part of the My LA 2050 Grants Challenge. GrowGood was one of the three winners out of 71 projects to be recognized as an initiative “shaping LA’s future”.

  • 2014 - GrowGood was one of ten non-profits selected to participate in a two-quarter UCLA undergraduate class focusing on developing social enterprise businesses. In competition with other non-profits, GrowGood presented its business plan to a panel of business leaders at the Social Enterprise Academy at UCLA. GrowGood was awarded 1st place and received a $12,000 grant.