Opportunities for you to be a part of a neighborhood farm come in all shapes and sizes to fit what works for you and in your community.
Some folks organize and teach workshops; some are amazing gardeners; some host chickens or trade veggies they’re growing in their own yards; some donate money to buy supplies when they have no time to help garden; and some people donate their large sunny yards where we can all come together to grow food and learn from each other.
Incredible abundance happens when all of us share a little of what we have with each other. This leads to a delightful community food system woven into our daily lives naturally providing produce, eggs, herbs and nuts not only this season, but for years to come.
2013 is an exciting year for farm memberships at Urban Patchwork. We want to be sure as many people as possible can participate at all levels in their own community food system. We also want to expand our teaching gardens and connect more people than ever to the knowledge and skills that help make growing food a natural part of our everyday lives.
The traditional CSA program will still be around, but it will be offered and supported through neighborhood market gardeners who are partners in the neighborhood farm network. You can choose to purchase extra veggies from the market farmers, or you can simply participate in the community growing and sharing programs.
By donating to the neighborhood farm on an annual basis you will have more access and flexibility to enjoy things like free workshops, seeds and plants; you will find discounts at partner businesses where you’re likely to buy tools, soils and more; and you have access to seasoned gardeners and farmers who can offer consultations on how to get your own garden growing.
We’re already helping neighbors build community food networks in the following areas in Austin. In a couple weeks we’ll have new donor and supporter levels posted that you can sign up for in an existing neighborhood or you can let us know that your neighborhood needs a community farm network by clicking here.
- 78757/78756 – Violet Crown Farm (Brentwood, Wooten, Crestview, Allandale Areas)
- 78722 – Cherrywood Farm (Cherrywood/Windsor)
- 78741 (Montopolis)
- 78741 (Parker/Burleson)
- 78744 (Dove Springs)
- 78702 Central (Swede Hill/11th/Rosewood)
- If you don’t see your neighborhood listed click here.