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Review for The Urban Farmers, Lafayette, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

My introduction to the Urban Farmers came through my Food Politics course at Saint Mary's College. Siamack spoke to our class in a way only he could--emphasizing a personal relationship with food, sustainable farming practices, and our responsibility to serve others. Working with the Urban Farmers over the past couple months has restored my faith in people to voluntarily help others in their community who may not have access to the same privileges they do. I have experienced such a strong and unparalleled sense of community in this organization, led by Siamack's example.

Feeding the food insecure is too often associated with donating canned and processed foods. After further contemplation, however, it is likely we would all agree that is not our first choice of a meal. If we had it our way, most of us would want a fresh and healthy meal three times a day (I know I would). The Urban Farmers helps extend that privilege to those who would not otherwise be able to afford it. By working with members of the community in their gardens, the fresh food harvested is donated to local centers like White Pony Express where low-income consumers can access fresh, healthy produce. The Urban Farmers embodies the Golden Rule of how we must treat others: with dignity, and respect.

Role:  Volunteer