Back-Farms connects volunteer Garden Apprentices with senior citizens to build, cultivate, and maintain organic gardens in their backyards, providing a hands-on educational experience, connections, and fresh, local produce to all participants.
How Back-Farms Works
Season-long volunteers, called Garden Apprentices, are matched with a senior participant’s garden. Each week, Garden Apprentices visit the garden, caring for the garden, getting to know the seniors, and learning how to grow food from our experienced garden staff.
Pounds of Food Grown
How to support this program:
We now offer home vegetable garden consultations!
Let us help you create your dream vegetable garden when you select one of our Garden Consultation packages. In doing so, you are directly sponsoring a garden for a local senior while receiving expert advice about your own!
Join the volunteer team!
We love our volunteers and would love to have you join us! There are many ways you can volunteer–from picking fruit to helping in a garden to sitting on a committee.