The Santa Cruz Hub for Sustainable Living
On-Site Hub Projects
Many Hub projects live on-site at the Hub Community Center in downtown Santa Cruz.
Each of these projects is listed below along with a brief description, links, and contact info. Note that each is fiscally sponsored unless noted otherwise.
The Bike Church is a community bicycle shop and tool collective where people can learn to repair their bicycles with the help of knowledgeable mechanics. We offer sliding scale services and affordable used and new parts. As a collectively run organization, we are committed to honoring the contribution of individuals while recognizing the importance of collaboration.
Hard Core Compost is a worker-owned and operated residential compost collection service that uses cargo bicycles to haul food scraps from your kitchen to local composting sites in Santa Cruz. We believe that the resilience of our communities is inseparable from the health of the land we live on. Transforming our food waste into fertile compost is one small way we can collectively nurture the land in the midst of global environmental crisis, mitigate greenhouse gas emissions, and sequester carbon in the soil. //
Note: Not fiscally sponsored by the Hub.
Community Textile Arts & Salvage Workshop
The Fábrica is a community workspace where folks can come to learn and share knowledge about textiles arts. This includes Sewing, Knitting, Quilting, Embroidery, Crochet, and Bookbinding, among other arts. The workshop is operated by volunteers and funded by donations from participants. We have sewing machines as well as generous amounts of fabric, zippers, notions, and the other tools and supplies one needs for most sewing and yarn-based-projects.
Courier & Cargo
PedX Santa Cruz is a worker-owned, worker self-managed cooperative providing prompt, expeditious, reliable, and friendly delivery and messenger services to the Santa Cruz County region through the exclusive use of bicycle-based transportation methods to provide its members with a sustainable livelihood and workplace control and to serve as an ethical business model. // Note: Not fiscally sponsored by the Hub
SubRosa is a collectively run anarchist community space, a place to meet others, challenge our assumptions, and act on our passions. We strive to create a vibrant environment for events, classes, meetings, organizing, performance, art, studying, and more. SubRosa also offers radical literature for sale, and houses the Anarchist Lending Library. We welcome folks to join us in fostering an environment free from coercion, sexism, queer&homophobia, racism, and other hierarchies.
Tenant Sanctuary is a Santa Cruz legal-aid organization by tenants for tenants. Volunteers work with an attorney to counsel tenants. We serve all city residents, regardless of immigration status.