Common Ground Worldwide is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization,
bringing together people from diverse
backgrounds to collectively pursue:
care of the Earth
River Road Farm
Common Ground has recently established a community farm in San Miguel, CA, which will provide education, uplift, and new opportunities for local participants, especially those in times of hardship or transition. The farm will supply fresh produce to our customers, while also empowering people to gain job experience, new skills, and meaningful work in a therapeutic outdoor setting.
This is a first step toward our ultimate goal of building a full-fledged community farm and microhousing community of people who have lost their homes and are rebuilding their lives from the ground up, as well as those who wish to downsize, simplify, and pursue a life of service.
Our first crop of vegetables is in the ground, and the farm is now open to volunteers and interns! Please contact us to learn more about getting involved. We're also offering harvest subscriptions -- sign up to receive a basket of freshly harvested produce every week from June through mid November!
a new project in development
The basic concept is simple : A person going through difficult times (such as homelessness) gets paired with a volunteer ally. The two meet on a regular basis to check in, share how things are going, and strategize about next steps for moving toward a personal vision. Allies do not provide financial or material support, but do offer intangible support like friendship, a listening ear, logistical assistance, and knowledge of opportunities and resources that might be helpful. Unlike case workers, allies are just ordinary community members--- people who want to partner with neighbors who are going through rough times, so that they don’t have to navigate it alone.
We invite you to contact us to request an ally, to learn more about volunteering, or to help develop this new program.
Our educational community garden in Paso Robles offers residents the opportunity to learn about drought-tolerant, edible landscaping, to gain experience in small-scale backyard food production, and to donate fresh produce to local food pantries serving our neighbors in need. Everyone is welcome to participate in the garden, regardless of past experience, age, cultural background, language, etc. This is a place that brings people together across our differences, a place where new friendships and connections often take root. The garden is open to the public on Monday evenings 6:30 - 8:00 PM, occasional Saturdays, and by appointment. We invite you to come visit, look around, and get your hands dirty!