We help connect urban farmers with helping hands!
Sponsored by Slow Food Denver and Grow Local Colorado, Denver Crop Mob is an offshoot of www.cropmob.org, and was started after we read about it in summer, 2011. Within weeks, we had met, vetted the idea amongst Denver urban farmers and hosted our first Mobs! Our plan for 2011 was to host 3 Crop Mobs; we ended up hosting 6!
2012 was even better… we held 8 Crop Mobs, ranging from sheet mulching to creating an urban foraging forest to harvesting crops and rebuilding beds.
Now the 2013 season is upon us, and we have a full lineup of Mobs for the spring time, with more to come in the fall – find that schedule here.
The idea is simple: we help Denver urban farmers connect with willing workers for a “barn-raising” style work day, usually to get something big accomplished. But sometimes to just pull weeds.
For the farmers, they can tap into a labor pool that they could never otherwise hire, simply for the cost of a meal. Farmers are also required to participate in other Crop Mobs, so they can network and learn new things too. If you are interested in hosting a Crop Mob, please fill out a Denver-Crop-Mob-Project-Request 2013.
Crop Mobbers: All you have to do to help out at a Denver Crop Mob is to register (please – we want to be sure to have enough food!), and then show up! Our farmers’ are counting on you for help, and to eat the meal they provide! At the end of the day, you will:
- know more about what it takes to get sustainable food to your plate
- have a few sore muscles
- have made new friends
- feel great about your accomplishments!
Join us! You can reach us directly at DenverCropMob@slowfooddenver.org. We try to answer as quickly as we can. Send requests to be added to our email list too.