Wyoming Food for Thought Project provides a variety of volunteer opportunities at our Urban Farm. Volunteers can get their hands dirty in the garden by building new beds, moving compost and weeding, to teaching a garden workshop, partnering on a project you want to see in our community, donating your excess produce and more. The opportunities are endless, and everyone is welcome.
For more information on ways you can get involved at the Urban Farm, scroll through all of our options below.
Volunteer in the Garden
Do you love working in the garden? Why not put your gardening skills to use by volunteering with us? There is always work to be done, and everyone is welcome. Also, be sure to follow our Facebook page, to stay up to date on all garden work day events.
Some garden activities you may help with include:
Weeding and watering
Planting seeds and harvesting produce
Building new raised beds
Expanding current or adding new community gardens
Donate Your Excess Produce
Do you have more produce than you know what to do with? Donate it to the Wyoming Food for Thought Project! We can find many uses for your produce, from dehydrating and repackaging it for snacks to be used in our weekend food bag program, to sharing the love with other food pantries throughout the community, or using the produce to educate children who utilize our Summer Feeding Site, we can ensure that it won't go to waste.
If you do not have any excess produce to give, but would still like to contribute, consider making an online donation.
Service Learning offers a dynamic path toward more engaging classroom and service experiences for youth, teachers, administrators, community members, and parents. Wyoming Food for Thought Project is working with schools throughout Natrona County to develop knowledge around what we eat, where our food comes from, and how to get more involved. To get your group or class involved in a Service Learning project at Food for Thought, or for more information, contact us.
Wyoming Food for Thought Project offers a variety of opportunities throughout our Program Center and Urban Farm for occupational therapy, both for group and individual settings. From relaxing garden tasks, to daily living and working skill opportunities, Food for Thought can surely provide something for everyone. Contact us today, and see how we can work with you.
Groups we currently and regularly work with include iReach, The Arc, ACM, and Tuna's House.
Foster Plant Program
Tired of waiting for planting season? So are we! Help us raise the seedlings that will feed Casper this summer, by becoming a Foster Plant Parent. Here's how it works: Simply set aside a little space in your home, school, or office for growing, and let your green thumb work its magic! You can plant anything you choose, and Food for Thought can even help with seeds. Once the danger of frost has passed, bring your successful plants back to our Urban Farm to be transplanted into our community gardens and Food is Free plots.
Wyoming Food for Thought Project has formed a Garden Committee to help with various tasks and management of our community gardens throughout the Casper community. Tasks for this committee would include sharing gardening knowledge, managing community gardens and keeping a checklist of tasks, coordinating volunteers, and much, much more.
If you are interested in joining our Garden Committee, contact us through the link below. There are no requirements to be a part of this committee, and commitments are dependent on your availability!