WCG's Urban Agriculture Center Capital Campaign

In 2012, WCG's board of directors set a goal of creating a permanent home for the organization to showcase urban agriculture and house the organization. Since then, we've worked on defining the goals of the space, creating stakeholders, and identifying an appropriate site. We have several significant supporters of the vision of this project, and, by 2017, had secured over $300,000 to use in launching the project.

In the fall of 2017, three parcels of land directly adjacent to our flagship Grateful Tomato Garden were listed for sale and in under one month, we were successful in raising the necessary funds to purchase those properties. We are currently working with city planning officials to re-zone these properties so that we are able to locate our offices in the existing homes on the properties. If we are successful, we will launch a public capital campaign in 2018-19 to raise additional funds to renovate the properties. Our vision is to create an urban agriculture-focused campus for our organization that will house our offices, a teaching kitchen and expanded and enhanced teaching gardens to use for youth and adult classes, a workshop space for our education programs, and demonstration gardens to help community members learn to grow and eat healthy food.

The project will showcase the possibilities of urban agriculture and allow us to expand our Youth Garden Program and our Community Education Program to better serve the community. The project seeks to prove, in a variety of ways, that urban densities needn’t come at the expense of people’s connection to their food or their community.

For questions, comments, or offers of help to us in implementing this community asset, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Executive Director, or call her at 801.359.2658 x15.

Thanks to GSBS Architects and Giv Development for all of their support of this project.