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Spirit of Partnership Dinner: A Benefit for the Homeless Garden Project

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Hosted by Patagonia, please join for a delicious meal by Chef Brad Briske of the fine dining restaurant Home, for the benefit of HGP

About this Event

The Spirit of Partnership Dinner is an event intended to bring the community together in celebration of goodwill, good deeds and good food. Patagonia is generously hosting this meal at their retail location on River Street. Utilizing fresh produce from the Homeless Garden Project Farm and the diverse line of Patagonia Provisions, Chef Brad Briske and the team from Home are concocting a delicious meal, featuring appetizers, salad, entree and desert.

All proceeds from the dinner will go to support the Homeless Garden project's Two Steps Closer to Home Campaign. Learn more here.

Our keynote speaker is Kelly Damewood , CEO of California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF), a dynamic nonprofit organization that serves organic producers throughout North America by providing USDA organic certification services, organic advocacy, and educational programs. Kelly has spent over a decade working towards a singular goal: helping organic farmers thrive. We're so excited that Kelly is joining us!

Menu, beverage partners and music be announced soon!

For any questions about sponsorship, purchasing tables and anything else, please contact Paul Goldberg at paulg@homelessgardenproject.org or 831-426-3609 x13.

About Chef Brad Briske / Home:

Bradford Briske is the chef/owner of HOME in Soquel. As the chef/owner he sources the freshest, most local and nearly always organic ingredients that are then transformed into handmade California cuisine. While he has been creating unique cuisine for years, HOME is Bradford's first endeavor where his culinary creativity is fully expressed in a distinctive 'outside of the box' dining experience.

A few months after opening, HOME was voted best new restaurant in Santa Cruz and has been featured in The Edible Monterey Bay, The San Francisco Chronicle and various other Santa Cruz publications. Previously Bradford was Executive Chef for La Balena and Il Grillo in Carmel-by-the-Sea where he had received much acclaim, including a "Local Hero Award for Best Chef/Restaurant", "Best Restaurant in Carmel" and "Best Italian Restaurant". Prior to La Balena, Brad worked at Millennium in San Francisco and Gabriella Cafe in Santa Cruz after graduating from the Natural Gourmet Institute in Manhattan in 2005.

About HGP:

Now in our 30th year, the Homeless Garden Project has worked to achieve our mission: "In the soil of our urban farm and garden, people find the tools they need to build a home in the world."

The Homeless Garden Project provides job training, transitional employment and support services to people who are experiencing homelessness. Last year, 100% of trainee graduates obtained stable housing and employment within 3 months of leaving the program and historically we average over 90%. Programs take place on our organic seaside farm, crafts workshop, and downtown Santa Cruz retail store featuring products made in our training program. Our community education and volunteer program serves more than 2500 people each year.

About Patagonia:

At Patagonia, we appreciate that all life on earth is under threat of extinction. We aim to use the resources we have—our business, our investments, our voice and our imaginations—to do something about it.

Patagonia grew out of a small company that made tools for climbers. Alpinism remains at the heart of a worldwide business that still makes clothes for climbing—as well as for skiing, snowboarding, surfing, fly fishing, mountain biking and trail running. These are silent sports. None require an engine; rarely do they deliver the cheers of a crowd. In each, reward comes in the form of hard-won grace and moments of connection with nature.

As the climate crisis deepens, we see a potential, even probable end to such moments, and so we’re fighting to save them. We donate our time, services and at least 1 percent of our sales to help hundreds of grassroots organizations all over the world so that they can remain vigilant, and protect what’s irreplaceable. At the same time, we know that we risk saving a tree only to lose the forest—a livable planet. As the loss of biodiversity, arable soils, coral reefs and fresh water all accelerate, we are doing our best to address the causes, and not just symptoms, of global warming.

Staying true to our core values during forty-plus years in business has helped us create a company we're proud to run and work for. To stay in business for at least forty more, we must defend the place we all call home.

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