Back-Farms

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.

The produce that is grown in each garden is shared between participating seniors and Garden Apprentices, as well as distributed at Free Farm Stands at senior centers across Salt Lake County.

Quick
Stats 2021

1

Gardens

0

Seniors Served

0

Volunteer Hours

10000

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!

Emily with harvest (1)
tomato harvest at Joanna;s
Jaina with turnips

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.

Tucker with a turnip