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During the growing season, members of the Women Grow Food (WGF) program engage in hands-on learning at the Deep Dirt Farm greenhouse. This program was founded and led by permaculture practitioner Kate Tirion of Deep Dirt Farm, a graduate of the UC Santa Cruz Farm Program

​Members utilize the greenhouse facility, outdoor in-ground and above ground garden beds, tools, seeds, and materials as they gain valuable training in permaculture techniques. Members then leave with a share of the day's seasonal harvest. 


​Permaculture is a philosophy of working with, rather than against nature with protracted and thoughtful observation rather than hurried and thoughtless labor by looking at plants and animals in all their functions rather than treating any area as a single product system.

Organic Vegetables


Cheridyn Egan serves as the Food Production Program Coordinator, ably guiding the efforts of WGF participants to tend to food crops and manage the gardens. Recently, expanding our gardens to include an additional wild desert foods garden.

Join this group of lively, fun, and dedicated women as we learn to grow and harvest fresh, organic garden herbs and vegetables! ​


  • Learn how to grow organic herbs and vegetables in the desert.

  • Learn about how to grow wild desert foods.

  • Learn how to build structures that support farming.

  • Learn about techniques that conserve water in the garden.

  • Learn about integrating human & wildlife habitat from a master teacher.

  • Take home freshly harvested organic vegetables that you helped produce!

Participants generally harvest more than $50 worth of organic groceries a month and love to share recipes.


Women Grow Food is accepting program participants now through the end of November. We are currently preparing garden beds and greenhouses for fall planting, as well as growing our fall and winter crop seedlings.

WGF participants meet every Friday from 7AM - 11AM and can choose the number of hours they would like to work. 

​Dues: Suggested donation of $50 per month, sliding fee scale available starting at $5 per month.

Contact for more information or to sign-up. 

Organic Potatoes
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