We can’t do everything by ourselves, and we don’t want to! We’re a community organization and find that working together accomplishes more for those we serve and enriches us all. So, if you have a special interest in growing food or just want to give some of yourself to your community we’d love to have you join us!
Together we can make sure healthy food is always part of our great city’s fabric – what makes us Austin!
Participating can take many forms from growing food, to supporting a project or farmer, helping with research, volunteering, and getting friends and family involved. See below for more ways Austin residents are coming together to grow food for the city…
If you would like to volunteer, there are a few different ways that we are able to partner with you. We have a seasonal workshare program called “Work UP an Appetite”, we welcome volunteers for single projects and events, and if you have a special skill, we’d love for you to share it with the farm!
Details, schedules and descriptions of specific volunteer roles and guidelines you need to know before joining us on the farm are listed on our Details, Schedules and Descriptions page.
- Our Work UP an Appetite Seasonal Workshare Commitment (participants are eligible for seasonal shares) is a great way to ensure that our local agriculture truly is “Community Supported”. By committing to a season of help on the farm or in the office, we know our seasonal operations will be stable and consistent for members and neighbors who rely on us for food.
- Occasional Volunteers are an enjoyable and important part of our operations. All of our volunteering days are also workshops and Q&A time for people who want to learn while helping. Many of our volunteers are working with us so they can take that knowledge home to practice in their own gardens.
- School, Church, Civic Projects, University Research and Service Learning projects are all possible through working with UP.