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The Grain Project is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, public benefit organization.

Our Mission is:

to promote unified, healthy, sustainable communities through farmers' markets, community gardens, & public art.

Based in Santa Ana, CA and serving all of Orange County, we work to bring healthy food access and urban beautification efforts to the region through collaborative and holistic programming, partnerships, and community-building that promote self-sufficiency and empowerment.


We are known for:

- the establishment of the Santa Ana Certified Farmers' Market, the first certified farmers' market in Santa Ana

- the Jerome CommUnity Learning Garden, the first city-sponsored cooperative garden in a city-owned park

- the CommUnity Roots backyard and school garden network

- the CommUnity Harvest network of backyard produce collection and distribution by and for under-privileged families

- Restorative Justice holistic rehabilitation program in partnership with the Orange County Probation Department and 360 Turnaround Youth Diversion

- CommUnity Compost Coalition, a collaborative community composting project


Consulting Services

Our staff is available to help you with various community development projects.  We have many local Clients & years of experience in the areas of:

• community, school, & residential garden design, implementation, & education (edibles & natives)

• farmers' market planning, development & management training

• community public art projects (murals, mosaics, installations)

Contact us for more information.



We encourage the participation, partnership and collaboration of local businesses, schools, social service organizations, politicians, artists & religious groups in our work to successfully bridge social & economic gaps within the community.

Consider supporting these efforts by making a financial contribution.  All qualifying monetary and in-kind donations are tax-exempt.

Mailing address:
P.O. Box 572
Santa Ana, CA 92702
(714) 542.9392

Contact us


The Grain Project has earned the GuideStar Exchange Seal for our commitment to transparency and compliance with federal and state regulations.


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