Growing Works

The Growing Works Program provides vocational skills for those struggling with mental illness

Growing Works is a project, run by Turning Point Foundation, to assist people with mental illness on a path to wellness with job-training, employment and horticultural therapy at a non-profit plant nursery. 

With plant sales, job training services, and contributions from our supporters, Growing Works is based on a thriving and sustainable business model. As a non-profit working nursery, Growing Works will fulfill an ever-present local need to provide high quality, drought tolerant California native and Mediterranean plants and succulents to our clients and partners.

Using a combination of horticultural therapy and vocational training, Growing Works will provide employment and a supportive environment for personal growth. Growing Works employees work in a supervised setting that rewards responsibility and initiative and strengthens social skills. While physical and at times demanding, working outdoors and with plants has proven to significantly contribute to recovery. With a combination of horticultural therapy and vocational training, employees are provided a path to mental wellness and job placement in the workforce.

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Growing Works Vision

San Luis Obispo, Growing Grounds Farm

Modeled after the successful program at Growing Grounds Farm in San Luis Obispo, Growing Works Nursery brings job training and a safe working environment to people with mental health challenges, including veterans with Post Traumatic Stress.

Located in Camarillo, CA
1736 South Lewis Road

Located in Camarillo on land owned by the County of Ventura, Growing Works is perfectly situated adjacent to supportive housing for behavioral health clients and close to our associate partner, California State University, Channel Islands.

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