At Home Grown Gardens, our goal is to bring back the true meaning of "locally-grown" food and to build vibrant communities. We accomplish this by empowering people to grow their own food, providing all of the necessary support along the way.

Matthew Van Diepen



Matt began to grow food sustainably in an effort to reverse the devastating effects of industrialized agriculture and climate change. He saw the need for a local food system in Southern California that provides healthy and fresh food. He founded Home Grown Gardens to be a part of the solution.


Kathryn Savage

Business Development


After graduating from UCLA with a degree in Environmental Studies, Kathryn wanted to advance the cause of environmental equity in Los Angeles. She began promoting the need for fresh, healthy food in underserved communities. She now enjoys helping to grow a business that has such an enormous potential for positive change.


Ashley Crosswhite

Urban Farmer


A certified horticulturist, Ashley has many years experience as an urban farmer in Southern California. She began as a specialist in growing flowers, but soon realized her passion for growing food. She particularly loves teaching others how to grow food sustainably.