Since its inception Red Clover Urban Farm has valued the renewal of land, a radically inclusive shared table, and the importance of meaningful work.
Out of a desire to build on those values we have explored various ideas.
- What kind of income could be generated from this land while holding our core values? With that income, how many jobs could we provide for those with barriers to employment?
- How can we work with other farms to create a plan for helping people with barriers to employment be able to succeed by providing various “on ramps” for employability? How would a 3 step process used in other places work here where someone moves from a set number of volunteer hours, to casual part time employment to full time employment with another farm in the area?
- How can a “pay-what-you-can” system work to ensure access to fresh local farm products regardless of income?
Our hope is that in the coming years we will see the following:
- 1 Master gardener employed full-time at Red Clover
- 3 People completing a 40 hour volunteer apprenticeship program
- 2 part-time paid employees
- 1 bicycle delivery business started
- 2 Red Clover grads working in other farms
Would you like to partner in seeing this vision realized?