Community Programs

HUG is working to build a local food system in our neighborhood.  We’re creating dynamic social and educational programs along the way. Check out what we’re up to and get involved!

YOUTH

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Garden Justice Club
Since April of 2011 we have been working with several youth-serving organization to teach science-based gardening and community building to youth in our neighborhood. Our curriculum includes soil exploration, seed to table process, nutrition and an exploration of self-identity and community through a justice and equity lens.

We are currently developing a Youth Collective to build leadership with the amazing Youth in our community.

 

IMG_2178Community Service, Internships & Service Learning Projects (Year-round)
HUG’s Urban Farm Network is a wonderful place to host community service events. Young people or adults have opportunities to get their hands in the soil while helping build systems for food independence in our communities.

HUG also offers internships for motivated high school and college age youth. These internships help develop a sense of leadership and accomplishment while giving you on the ground knowledge about urban agriculture and equity.

Interested in the internship?   Would your team or school group like to spend a day (or a season) with us? Contact Dean at hilltopurbangardens@gmail.com to schedule your time with HUG.

HUG encourages mixed-race and people of color, queer/trans/genderqueer/two-spirit, homeless or street involved, dis-abled*, and other marginalized youth to participate.

*Please note:  Our gardens and farms are not entirely wheels accessible.  Please contact us for complete accessibility needs.

 

Food Sovereignty and Local Food System Workshop (Year-round) This workshop examines the 6 Principles of Food Sovereignty emphasizing equitable power structures. It helps deconstruct Food Charity, Food Justice, and Food Sovereignty models. It also explores positionality in relation to privilege and oppression. It is most appropriate for college level groups and adults, but may be adaptable to high school age youth. Workshop fee is sliding scale. Contact HUG if you would like to schedule a workshop for your group.

ELDERS & ADULTS (HUG is currently focusing our efforts on youth programs.)
o Urban Farm Network Membership
o Foster Grandparent Program
o ‘Honoring our Elders’ & Seasonal Community Events