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! You can view a list of upcoming workdays on our volunteer calender found on Volunteer Spot.
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.
We 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.
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.
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.