SPY Garden Program

SPY's Community Garden addresses food inequality by creating a sustainable food system for unhoused youth in West LA. Organic produce grown in the garden is distributed to our Access Center and five housing sites. SPY's Garden also offers paid internships and workshops for youth to develop life skills while cultivating self-esteem and self sufficiency in a safe, healing environment.

Located at 681 N. Venice Blvd., Safe Place for Youth’s Community Garden addresses food inequality by creating a sustainable food system for unhoused youth in West LA. Organic produce grown in the garden is distributed to our Access Center and five housing sites. SPY's Garden also offers paid internships and workshops for youth to develop life skills while cultivating self-esteem and self sufficiency in a safe, healing environment.

The SPY Community Garden, in partnership with Beyond Baroque, hosts compost bins operated by LA Compost. These compost bins are open to the public! 

Social Enterprise

At our SPY Youth Farmer’s Market, plants, youth-made products and art, and produce will be for sale to the community. Through this endeavor, youth experiencing homelessness will gain paid work experience, have the opportunity to engage with community members, and practice their entrepreneurial skills!