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Farmer Frog is helping to develop local, community based, ecologically responsible and socially just food systems. Farmer Frog is a non-profit organization (501c3) supporting people of all ages from diverse cultures, backgrounds, needs and living con... Read more
Farmer Frog is helping to develop local, community based, ecologically responsible and socially just food systems. Farmer Frog is a non-profit organization (501c3) supporting people of all ages from diverse cultures, backgrounds, needs and living conditions by providing equal access to healthy, nutritious, safe and affordable food produced within their own communities while natural ecosystems and wildlife habitats are protected.
Farmer Frog is a non-profit in Washington State promoting, supporting, teaching, and practicing intense urban and small scale agriculture producing 365 days a year. Collaborating with Growing Power (http://growingpower.org/), founded by Will Allen in Milwaukee Wisconsin, Farmer Frog is developing a sustainable intense urban farming project that intends to revitalize and unite people in cities and communities. We are producing food, working with schools, providing jobs, researching new methods, installing production facilities, training future farmers, providing food baskets, holding classes, protecting waterways, and collaborating with other like-minded groups.
Some people look at me like I'm selfless for volunteering with Farmer Frog as often as I do, but the truth is, its actually kind of selfish; working in the gardens is basically free therapy for me. I get to go out into local nature, lose myself in a garden task, and chat with all different kinds of people whilst doing so. The people here-- volunteers, teachers, and students-- all welcomed me immediately with genuinely warm support. One of the things I love about Farmer Frog is that it not only teaches students, but also teaches volunteers of any gardening experience a TON of hands-on skills and information, while making it easy for anyone to get involved. Plus you get to help the students learn and get engaged with science and art in ways they just don't in the traditional classroom. I love this program, and I hope to volunteer with Farmer Frog for years to come.