Get Involved Spotlight: Farmshare Austin

Oct 1, 2015

From Farmshare Austin, this month's Get Involved spotlight organization: Farmshare Austin is a 501c3 that teaches organic agriculture and provides fresh produce to partnering nonprofits that alleviate hunger and supply nutritious food to low income individuals.

We envision a future of resilient local food economies that provide farmers with livable incomes, value the resources needed to farm, and ensure organic food access. We achieve this vision by operating an intensive educational program, Farmer Starter, for aspiring farmers on our residential farm in eastern Travis County.

 

Volunteers work alongside students and staff on our educational farm in the fields, washing and packing produce, and making deliveries. More information about our programs and volunteer opportunities are available at http://farmshareaustin.orgFarmshare Austin | VolunteerFarmshare is committed to expanding knowledge about organic farming practices and improving access to fresh vegetables in Central Texas and we need your your help to get it done! The farm is located at 3608 River Road Cedar Creek, TX 78612– about 15 minutes east of the airport off Highway 71.Read more...
  Volunteer Opportunities
Weekly: Volunteers are invited to meet at our educational farm at 3608 River Road Cedar Creek, Texas 78612 (about 20 minutes east of the airport off Highway 71) at 9:00 AM most Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. Volunteers will work with staff in the fields planting, weeding, or harvesting and processing fresh produce.    
Monthly: The fourth Saturday of each month volunteers are invited to harvest for our monthly SafePlace farm stand. Volunteers meet at the farm at 9:00 AM and work with us until noon harvesting and packing for the market.