Farm It Forward is a not-for-profit urban farming social enterprise model connecting landowners and local young people who are passionate about growing food. The project fosters youth and community mental health, develops skills, training and job opportunities, while tackling social isolation and increasing community wellbeing.
We grow nutrient dense regenerative food for our local community whilst raising awareness on growing practises and the mental health benefits of growing a food garden. Social outreach is a big part of what we do. We empower people to create local food systems creating resilience and nurturing our physical and mental health into the future.”
How Farm it Forward Works
In exchange for allowing their land to be used for market gardening, landowners :
Receive free regeneratively grown veggies, grown on their own property or on other land in the project.
Are visited weekly by community groups, paid young people and volunteers to establish and maintain organic food production, and enhance cross-generational connections.
Have the opportunity to be a part of a community or organic food growers through social media, gatherings and visitation to the large garden plots operated by Farm it Forward
The regular help groups allow for new aspiring growers to identify their passion and use the program as a career pathway.
All excess produce is sold locally through our farm gate system online and in person and 100 % of the funds go towards employing young people to grow food and facilitate community outreach sessions.