Growing Grounds Farm, Santa Maria

Nourishing our community since 2000

Growing Grounds Farm in Santa Maria is your local source for pesticide-free produce, flowers and fruit & vegetable plants. A program of Transitions-Mental Health Association, we combine horticultural therapy and vocational training to provide individuals with mental illness employment and a supportive environment where personal growth can be realized. Growing Grounds Farm, Santa Maria was launched in October 2000, modeled on our successful sister business, Growing Grounds Farm and Nursery in San Luis Obispo.

For more information about this program, please see our Growing Grounds Farm Santa Maria Fact Sheet and in Spanish.

Want to learn where you can buy our products? Visit our online store! Visit our Buy Growing Grounds page to find where you can buy other Growing Grounds products.


820 W. Foster Road (at the corner of Foster and California, next to the Sheriff station)
Santa Maria, CA 93455
Farm Stand open Thursdays from 12 Noon to 3 pm
Open for plant sales Monday - Friday from 10 am - 4 pm and Saturdays from 10 am to 1 pm
(805) 934-2182

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What Services Are Provided?

What Is the Work Like?

Who Can Work at Growing Grounds?

Most employees are referred to us by the Santa Barbara County Department of Behavioral Wellness. Employees are diagnosed with persistent illnesses such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorder or major depression.

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