Category Archives: Voices in the Field

Stories and interviews with trainees, volunteers and interns who’s lives have been touched by the Homeless Garden Project

Beauty

Beauty saves. Beauty heals. Beauty motivates. Beauty unites. Beauty returns us to our origins, and here lies the ultimate act of saving, of healing, of overcoming dualism.            –Matthew Fox One of the qualities of our … Continue reading

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Tribute to Susie MacMillen

In celebration of Susie’s life. Please join us at Natural Bridges Farm on Friday, June 24 at 2 PM to pay tribute to Susie MacMillen.  There will be opportunities to share remembrances, a small reception will follow. Please feel free … Continue reading

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One Generation to Another – A Story of an Intern

A homeless man had walked in with a terrible infection throughout his foot- so bad that if left alone, it would doubtlessly require an amputation.  Luckily the man was admitted, and within minutes of his arrival the hospital called all … Continue reading

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The Mutuality of Nourishment

As 2009 opened, I was issued a challenge – extended by my youngest sister to each of her six siblings – to make at least 500 pb&j sandwiches for the local soup kitchen or outreach center of my choosing. After … Continue reading

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I’m Part of A Solution

Roughly seventeen years ago I first began my training experience making wreaths and working at the WOFE gardens on Washington Street and up at Natural Bridges Farm.  Then in the year 2000, I worked at the farm primarily digging and … Continue reading

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Women Tending the Earth and Growing Community

I am constantly struck by what a rarity it is in today’s world to see men and women working alongside each other as equals, as complementary parts of a larger whole. Perhaps that’s part of what makes being a part … Continue reading

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Volunteer Profile: Matt Guerrieri

I first became associated with the Homeless Garden Project in December of 1995 when it was still an operating program under the umbrella organization of the Citizen’s Committee for the Homeless. Dr. Paul Lee, who married my wife Peg and … Continue reading

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Full Impact: An Interview with Lauri Girard

When Lauri Girard first came to the Homeless Garden Project five months ago, she had already made tremendous strides in her recovery. To fully appreciate the impact the Project has had on her, one needs to know where she has … Continue reading

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Laura’s Story – Former Staff

Q. When were you with HGP?  In what capacity did you work at HGP? A. I was the WOFE Director from 2002 – 2004. Q. What are you doing now?  How did you get there from HGP? How did HGP … Continue reading

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Meet Robert, a Trainee

Q. When were you with HGP?  In what capacity did you work at HGP? A. I started March/ April 2010- present. I am working as a trainee. Q. How did HGP impact where you are now? A. I am currently … Continue reading

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