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Review for The Urban Farmers, Lafayette, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I have been volunteering with The Urban Farmers since 2009. It is truly one of the most amazing organizations I have ever volunteered with.

The Urban Farmers is noteworthy for it's ability to touch several different problems simultaneously. The Urban Farmers addresses hunger in the Bay Area in a way which promotes sustainable agriculture. It also creates community and educates young people about where food comes from. It also helps bring healthy, fresh fruit to communities who are often served unhealthy, processed, sugar-laden food.

I love how much attention The Urban Farmers pays to cost effectiveness. They are not interested in doing things which are not efficient.

The best part of The Urban Farmers is the deep sense of connection it brings. Being outside in the sunshine, picking fruit with other new and interesting people makes you feel close to the land and your neighbors. Knowing that the food you are harvesting will go directly to feed the poor makes you feel connected most of all.

Role:  Volunteer