Hope Farms is a 7-acre urban farm dedicated to improving community health by providing direct access to healthy and affordable fresh fruits and vegetables. Located in the Sunnyside neighborhood of Houston, Texas, the farm will serve as a valuable resource for local residents and the city at large by providing access to fresh produce, nutrition education programs and job training for military veterans.
Breaking ground in the summer of 2016, the launch of Hope Farms serves as a complementary and critical layer to expand Recipe for Success Foundation’s mission and address community health in a powerful and new way. The farm will use intensive, organic methods to generate significant food crops in the midst of one of Houston’s recognized food deserts. Incorporating the Rolling Green Market and the Veteran Farmer Training program, Hope Farms is the foundation of the future Hope Farms Co-op that will facilitate, promote and support a network of small urban growers to serve the broader market.
As part of
the Department of Labor’s ApprenticeshipUSA program, the Hope Farm Apprentice
is a unique position that offers the dynamic opportunity to gain deep
experience and diverse skills in the realm of sustainable agriculture, while learning
the fundamentals of small business management in preparation for a future
career in agriculture. Working directly
with the Agriculture and Garden Director and Farm Manager, the apprentice will
be involved in all aspects of the farm, including: planting and maintenance of
sustainable and organic vegetable production; community engagement and
education; direct marketing and sales; and helping to establish a farming model
for long-term success.
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If you have any additional questions, please contact Justin Myers, Chief Agricultural Officer, at Justin@Recipe4Success.org or call 713/520.0443