Urban Patchwork is Austin’s first non-profit neighborhood farm network.
We work with neighbors to turn unused yard space into farmland that provides fresh, organically grown produce and eggs to the nearby residents of each neighborhood farm.
We not only help provide food for our bodies, we offer farm start-up programs; workshops for residents on nutrition, home food production and storage; training and job creation; and more.
Neighborhood residents and businesses host farm plots in their yards in exchange for fresh veggies and other opportunities that reduce cost of living and increase the quality and value of their land and lives. Neighbors and volunteers work together to prepare the soil, plant, harvest and share food and knowledge.
Sign up online if you are interested in inviting Urban Patchwork to help start a farm in your neighborhood next!
For more detailed information about Urban Patchwork, check out the Background and FAQ page of the website.
Urban Patchwork is a community-based organization providing safe, fresh, local produce and eggs while helping farmers establish a solid living that helps their families and our local economy thrive.
Most fruits, vegetables and eggs sold in stores are designed for their ability to withstand industrial harvesting equipment, synthetic chemicals, extended travel and storage. “Food” is processed beyond recognition and lacks critical nutrients that keep us out of the doctors’ offices.
How do we eat fresh, healthy food when costs seem high and when we’re blasted with so much confusing information from big food industries? How do farmers make a good living in the 21st century without subsidies or compromising our health, our values and the environment?
We find answers to these concerns and questions when communities work alongside farmers to grow local, fresh vegetables, fruits, eggs and grains right in the city using methods that reduce costs, restore the environment and provide an abundance of safe, fresh food for everyone.
The pages of this site take you on a journey with us through our farms. Join us as we connect better with the places we live and the food we eat. Come by for a visit, and see what’s growing!