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Review for The Urban Farmers, Lafayette, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

My experience with The Urban Farmers has been a great one thus far. I've only attended two of the harvests, but each one has given me such appreciation for what I have, as well as what our work will provide others. In my Food Politics course at Saint Mary's, we have learned about issues such as the lack of availability of food in poor, urban areas. Along with this, we have learned about the negative and toxic foods that actually are readily available to people in poor neighborhoods. I'm glad that the class has introduced us to The Urban Farmers as a way to give back to people who do not have fresh and healthy food available to them.

To put it in perspective, the first harvest I attended, we picked around 300 pounds of apples. During the second harvest, we picked over 1,000 pounds! The work was not easy, and it was extremely tiring, but after tallying all the crates of apples, it was extremely gratifying and accomplishing. The amount of people that 1,300+ pounds of apples can feed just put into perspective the amount of work that we did. I'm also glad that organizations such as this exist. Siamack and the rest of the people who make up The Urban Farmers work so hard to make sure that everyone who needs fresh food can have access to it. And as we have said in the classroom, food is a universal human right, and everyone should have a right to it. The Urban Farmers does just this.

Role:  Volunteer