Farm Mobbing is a work share program that brings student volunteers from the UW campus to Madison area farms on a weekly basis. Students work with farmers on various tasks while learning about the processes involved in getting a food item from seed to market. In return for their help, volunteers are rewarded by the farm with either a meal , a basket of fresh produce, a farmer's market gift certificate, and knowledge.
This is very much a full circle sustainability campaign for those who strive to know more about their 'foodshed'. We aim to help UW-Students connect to Madison area farms, bringing the 'farm to fork' concept to life. Farm mobbing is a great opportunity to work outside, make new friends, and have fun!
Several student groups including Slow Food UW, REthink Wisconsin, FH King, and the GreenHouse Residential Learning Community, have been working together to coordinate this effort since Fall 2010. We are excited to see the program in action, and look forward to many future Farm Mobs!
Contact Us if you are a farmer or a student that would like to get involved. We will be planning many more Farm Mob events, and are always looking for new participants!
Upcoming Farm Mob Events