Back-Farms utilizes volunteers to build, cultivate, and maintain organic gardens in senior citizens backyards at no cost to the senior. Every garden is assigned a "Garden Apprentice"; a volunteer who, while caring for the garden, is learning how to garden from one of our expert garden staff. The garden apprenticeship is for the entire growing season.
The produce that is grown in each garden is shared between participating senior, garden apprentice, and free senior center farmers markets held at Salt Lake County senior centers.
We now offer Home Vegetable Garden consultations
Pursue your gardening dreams by selecting one of our consultation packages. In doing so, you are directly sponsoring a garden for a local senior citizen at their home while receiving expert advice about your own garden.
Donate to help us install more gardens for seniors.
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