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!
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. The vision is also simple: we are all members of this community, and in a community, when one member needs help, other members spring into action. This works both ways, of course.
This is why our host farmers first must have participated as volunteer labor in previous Crop Mobs, as this isn’t a management/labor model, but rather a model of an interdependent community, where all of us seek equally to serve the best interests of our community.
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!
To be kept up to date on crop mobs, join our Facebook page!
Other sponsoring groups are Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado and the Greater Denver Urban Homesteaders meet-up group.
Join us! You can reach us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. We try to answer as quickly as we can.