Do youth who are hired have to know about gardening, farming, or agriculture?

No, we teach them everything they need to know. However, youth do need to be willing to push themselves physically, work as a team, and try new things.

Where is the farm? How do I get there?

The Real Food Rising (RFR) farm is on land adjacent to our community partner and nonprofit Neighborhood House; we lease the land from them. Programs start and end each day at this site. The address is 1100 West 500 South.


Neighborhood House is accessible by public transportation. Crew workers are responsible for getting to and from the site on their own—this is part of the job training and empowerment aspect of the program. When crew workers attend their program orientation, Real Food Rising staff can help problem-solve a bus, bike, or TRAX route that works for them. We are often able to provide bus passes for youth who need assistance (dependent on funding).

What should I wear to work?

Crew workers wear RFR work shirts, which are provided. They should also be ready to get dirty! We work in all kinds of weather, including both rainy and very hot days. It is important to dress comfortably for the temperature. Hats and bandanas are recommended to protect against the heat. Close-toed shoes are mandatory.

What should I bring to work?

You are required to bring a backpack or tote bag with a water bottle, notebook, folder, pen or pencil, and your lunch for the day. A bandana, harvest bag, and sunscreen are recommended.

Who can be contacted for more information?

For more information about our youth programs, please call our office at 000-000-0000 [Waiting for new # for RFR from matt] and ask for Krystal or Liz.