A few years ago Roque and Mark gifted a plot of land for use to Upward Bound House on Yale Street so that they could create an urban garden. Now, almost 6 years later, this land has blossomed and is full of amazing fruits and vegetables that help feed Santa Monica’s homeless population.
A few weeks ago Roque and Mark Vice President, Marius Markevicius, Upward Bound House President and CEO Christine Mirasy-Glasco, and urban farmer Courtney Guerra were interviewed about this project. Juliet Lemar, on behalf of the Santa Monica Mirror, met with them at the Urban Garden to discuss the garden, from conception to its current stage. She put together a broadcast story for publication in the Santa Monica Mirror.
On the day, Vice President Marius Markevicius met with Christine and Courtney and they all spoke about different aspects of the farm while admiring the flowers, fruits, and vegetables growing around them. Juliet conducted interviews and captured the farm in action as volunteers harvested and took care of the animals.
Be sure to look up the story on the Santa Monica Mirror’s website to hear about the garden’s positive impact from the people who are most impassioned to see it succeed! Special thanks to Juliet Lemar for putting together such a wonderful story, and the Santa Monica Mirror. For more information about Upward Bound House and how you can help fight homelessness in Santa Monica visit upwardboundhouse.org.