Currently Incubating...
As of 2023, Homegrown is taking the time to slow down, reflect, move, and recalibrate. We have paused all programming and fundraising efforts to sit with the work we’ve done and what we see ourselves doing in the future. We are grateful to our friends and community we’ve built through this project thus far.

Please know the work continues, it’s only resting (and evolving)!

As we transition into new forms, please explore this website, which we created as a nonlinear archive of our work.
You can also visit our previous website here.
November 2021 | We launched our  2022 Dream Fund campaign using loving testimonials written about HYC by our close friends, collaborators, long-time supporters, and youth educators.  
July 2022 | We raised $2,000 through our first ever Anti-Prom, an all ages music fundraiser and exhibition co-dreamed with young folks yearning for an experimental, queer alternative to the traditional school dance. 
Spring 2022 |Asamblea Mutante de Arte Acción takes shape in Tijuana. Organized by Edin Solis through our Youth Facilitation Lab 
Spring-Fall 2021 | Arianna (16) starts planting seeds (literally!) for the youth-run Skyline Community Garden and memorial site in the Skyline Hills/Jamacha-Lomita neighborhood. Developed through the Youth Facilitation Lab
February 2022 | The debut of our resource booklet, Learning Terrarium, at Libélula Books in Barrio Logan. The event coincided with music from young artists, guitarist Lyam Yu Campos Del Aguila (TJ) and local alt band The Fazes (SD), plus a bilingual education justice teach-in co-led by Stacey Uy from Radical History Club and Homegrown youth educator, Sophie.  
August 2022 | Daniela Sandoval (Surcarilita) and Ana Cossio show us how to listen + re-map the sounds of our borderlands in Recreo Sonico   ~ Sonic Playground, a three part, all-ages crossborder sound program. 
September 2021 | Youth educator Jiapsi Gomez hosts an intergenerational bioremediation and soil care workshop in National City as part of the programming created through our Youth Facilitation Lab
April 2022 | After a year of experimenting, photographing, and learning with Homegrown mentors, Roger (13) publishes  El Primero, a fotobook celebrating nature, his family, and his neighborhood in Tijuana. El Primero was made possible by our 2021  Youth Facilitation Lab
July 2022 | Homegrown holds it down at the San Francisco Art Book Fair for our team and our friends at Childish Books. 
August 2021 | We take a fotowalk fieldtrip around Tijuana and spend the day at artist Ana Andrade’s home studio making zines + learning about microsope photography. Organized as part of our Youth Facilitation Lab.
December 2021 | Homegrown is invited by our friends at Burn All Books and Teros Gallery to table our  Learning Terrarium booklets at the North Park Art Book Fair. We co-create a (re)learning chain web with folks who dropped by our tent to map out where/how people are gathering knowledge beyond classroom walls. 
September 2021 | Photographers Sandra Muñoz and Mariela Torres host an all-ages fotowalk and cyanotype workshop at Tijuana Zine Fest. Made possible through the Youth Facilitation Lab.  
Spring 2021 | Homegrown begins! We start with our first ever seedling program, a bilingual workshop series and experiment in collaborative mentorship to support young people ages 13-25 dream up their own learning spaces via microgrant funding and lots of care. We call it the Homegrown Youth Facilitation Lab
November 2021 | Celebrating the beginnings of Homegrown at our fall stewards retreat at Palomar Mountain, ft. collective dreaming, birthday cake, perritos, and big homecooked meals.


If you are a young person (under 25), this is your space to shape, carve, and form as you envision it. This is also a space for older educators, artists, and friends looking to cultivate the creativity of and build alongside our next generation.
Contact us about becoming a Homegrown Steward.

If you are interested in taking on a less hands-on role, some other ways you can be involved:

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We do this work on traditional Kumeyaay and Luiseño land, through borders that should not be there, that we work against, and that will be undone.