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Get Involved

 Join  us to fight hunger and grow food sustainably!  There are a number of opportunities for students and adults to get involved in our community farming program.

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Volunteering

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Join us on the farm to plant, maintain, and harvest fresh fruits and veggies that are donated to food insecure members of our community. No experience is necessary, just a willingness to work hard and get dirty!

During the Spring and Fall, we host volunteer workdays Saturdays mornings (9:30-12:00), which are led by youth crew

workers. We also host team-building days for youth groups and other organizations during the week. Email Liz if you want to coordinate a volunteer opportunity with us or if you want to be added our volunteer list!

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If farming isn’t your scene, join us for fruit harvesting. As one of the community partners involved in SLC FruitShare we harvest excess fruit from homeowners’ trees that would otherwise go to waste. The harvest is split between homeowners, food pantries, and you, the volunteer!

We prune and thin fruit trees in the spring and harvest during summer and fall. If you are interested in volunteering, email Liz.  If you have a tree that you would like to be picked, register it on the city’s website. For more info, please visit our SLC FruitShare page.

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Field Trips and Farm Tours 

Real Food Rising crew & kids  with harvestWe lead educational field trip on the farm for youth and adult groups of all ages. Getting people out to the land and educating them about healthy food and sustainable agriculture is essential to our work.  Trips can include activities, farm work, and veggie tastings, and are led by youth crew workers whenever possible. Email Liz to coordinate a field trip for your youth group.

If you’re interested in a less structured experience but still want to see what we’re doing out on the farm, talk to Liz about setting up a farm tour.

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Community Lunches

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During the summer, youth crew workers team up with local chefs in the Salt Lake area to prepare a seasonal feast that features our farm fresh produce! After a morning spent preparing the meal, youth serve their meal to members of the community.

It’s a transformative experience for everyone: Youth show off their farming, cooking, and public speaking skills while working with great chefs who do a lot for the community. Guests learn more about where food comes from and how Real Food Rising affects the lives of youth through food and farming.

Over the years, our wonderful Community Lunch chefs include Jen Gilroy from Meditrina, Mike Showers from Nicholas and Company, and Bo Schiers and Shane Baird from Squatters.

If you’d like to attend a community lunch next summer (2015), email Liz to be added to our list.

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Internships

Crew Leaders lead high-school crew workers through farm work, workshops, and activities during the summer and fall on our urban farm.  Contact Sara with questions or interest.

Farm Apprentice will work and learn from our farm manager. Tasks will include crop planning, amending soil,  pest management, planting and harvesting, and produce distribution. Contact Hannah if you are interested in applying.

If you are a high school student interested in applying for a position with one of our youth programs, please visit our Youth Programs page.

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Donate

The work we do to increase food access, educate the community, and transform the lives of young people is not possible without the generosity of people like you. For a list of items on our wish list or to make a monetary donation, please visit our donations page.

 

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