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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.




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!

Click here to sign up and get more info!

Our farm is located at 1050 W 500 S, just west of Neighborhood House. Please bring a water-bottle and wear close-toed shoes.

During the Spring and Fall, we host volunteer workdays Saturdays mornings (9:30-12:00) led by youth crew workers in our program. During the summer, workdays happen Friday mornings from 9-11:00. You can view a list of upcoming workdays on our volunteer calender found on Volunteer Spot. Once on the site, please view our calendar and select when you’d like to help out.

If you’re interested in coordinating ateam-building workday for your group or if you have questions about  workdays, please email Liz!


Photo by: Jeri Gravlin

If farming isn’t your scene, consider joining the local fruit harvesting project 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!

Fruit trees are pruned and thinned in the spring and harvested during summer and fall. If you are interested in volunteering, please follow this link to Green Urban Lunch Box’s site. If you have a tree that you would like to be picked, register it here. For more info, please visit our SLC FruitShare page.


Field Trips & Farm Tours

Real Food Rising crew & kids  with harvestWe lead educational field trips 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.


Community Lunches

Photo by: Michael Tallman

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 this summer (2015), email Liz to get more information.



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.