All proceeds benefit Abundant Grace Coastside Worker, a longtime partner of Potrero Nuevo Farm where the Bike Hut is located. Abundant Grace hires the homeless to work on this beautiful organic farm, giving them purpose, a supportive community, and a way to earn money. More about AGCW:
- There’s not a program like it anywhere! Our Full-Circle Food Justice program brings people experiencing homelessness out to the farm every Monday and Thursday to plant, tend, and harvest more than 40 crops on 2 acres. The food is distributed for free to low-income families in Half Moon Bay.
- We also have a 6-week Farm Apprenticeship program on Wednesdays where participants learn more deeply about a specific aspect of the farm such as irrigation, machines, greenhouse management, plant health, nutrition, or making value-added farm products. Skill building boosts their confidence and allows them to take on more of a leadership role during regular farm days. They also take personal development workshops in accountability and mindfulness.
- The Conservation Crew is another 6-week work experience that's all about land stewardship practices on the larger wilderness property of the farm. We focus on teamwork with projects like invasive species removal, native plantings, erosion control, and trail maintenance. There's a focus on individual environmental impact, and participants devise their own group cleanup project on their chosen section of Pilarcitos Creek in Half Moon Bay.
- Abundant Grace's overall programmatic goals include housing, employment, health, sobriety, and food security. Engaging the homeless community with support and tools to transform their lives really works.
- We’ve seen amazing growth in people. Every year, people we serve find housing, get jobs, go into rehab, and more. We accompany each person in their unique journey toward healing and wholeness. We cannot do any of it without you!
- In addition to the farm programs, Abundant Grace runs a Coastside Clean Team where participants are paid to clean up the beaches and Coastside neighborhoods. Also, in 2021 we launched a Workforce Development Center: our headquarters for our job-readiness programs and a hub of resources for people who desperately need them. Go to abundantgracecw.org for more information.
The club that raises the most funds (through registrations, donations, sponsorship and peer-to-peer fundraising) will get its name engraved on a plaque inside the bike hut.