The GREEN TEAM Farm Project is a garden-based job training program that aims to simultaneously revitalize an underutilized urban area while providing opportunities for women who are facing homelessness. During the 10-month program, participants learn basic organic gardening techniques, intensive vegetable production strategies, small farm management expertise, and other job skills.
GREEN TEAM Farm Project goals are as follows:
- Facilitate permanent employment and housing for the eight women participating in this project.
- Increase healthy food access for low-income children in the Salt Lake Valley by selling the produce to Head Start.
- Create a vibrant community space and increase community involvement by revitalizing this underutilized urban area.
This new project, located at 622 W 100 S, Salt Lake City, is managed by Wasatch Community Gardens in partnership with Advantage Services and the Downtown Alliance on land owned by the Redevelopment Agency of Salt Lake City.
It's been an honor to work with some wonderful community partners, including Salt Lake City, the Redevelopment Agency of Salt Lake City, the Downtown Alliance, and Advantage Services Inc, to start our new GREEN TEAM Farm in the Depot District. At this site, we've been working with a small group of women currently facing homelessness on a farm-based job training program. As this site transitions to a shelter location, we are eager to continue to empower people of all ages and incomes in our community to grow and eat healthy, organic, local food and we welcome new opportunities to do so.