Growing Works

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Growing Works is a non-profit wholesale plant nursery that is the site for a vocational training program run by Turning Point Foundation. The program assists people with mental health challenges on a path to wellness with horticultural therapy, employment, and future job placement in the workforce.  Growing Works employees are referred to the program by the Ventura County Behavioral Health Department and work in a supervised setting that rewards responsibility and initiative and strengthens social skills. While physical and at times demanding, working outdoors with plants has proven to significantly contribute to recovery.

The nursery helps fulfill an ever-present local need for high quality, drought-tolerant California native and Mediterranean plants and succulents.  Growing Works is based on a thriving and sustainable business model where plant sales, job training services, and donations from supporters contribute to its success.

Landscapers, order your plants
from Growing Works today!

Contact Information

Order Plants – Dennis Perry
Nursery – (805) 586-9900
Program Info – Mark Schumacher
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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.

More Growing Works News!

Growing Works is in the news. Check our recent articles in the  Ventura County Star and Camarillo Acorn.

Recent Newsletters

Growing Works Continues to Blossom
Their Success is Our Reward Since opening its doors in July, the Growing Works nursery has seen over one hundred…
Exactly What I Needed
The popularity of the Growing Works job-training program shows the importance of work in one's life, particularly for those with…
Growing Works Blooms!
Planting the Seed Like Johnny Appleseed spreading the seeds of bounty to places near and far, the successful Growing Grounds…
The Countdown is On!
The Growing Works non-profit nursery is about to launch! Just in time for lift-off, with Ventura County’s mission support, Turning…