Become a City Slicker Farms Ally
We are no longer accepting applications for our Fall 2015 Food Justice Allyship. Applications for our Spring 2016 Allyship will open at the end of the year -- you can stay updated by checking back or signing up for our newsletter on the left of this page. You can download the application here. Email completed applications to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Formerly known as our Urban Farming Internship, Food Justice Allies in the Urban Farming Education Program participate alongside staff in helping City Slicker Farms fulfill our mission to empower West Oakland community members to meet the need for healthy organic food for themselves and their families.
Allies can participate in urban farming and organizational support activities.
Urban Farming activities include building and maintaining compost piles, light construction, garden builds, shoveling, planting, weeding, harvesting, pest management, chicken care, greenhouse plant propagation, farm stand set up, and sales. Prior gardening or farming experience is not required.
Organizational Support activities can include e-newsletter and website content creation, social media engagement, event planning, data entry, and development support at our West Oakland office.
Each position will require a minimum of 8 hours per week, for a minimum of 3-4 months. Hours will be determined based on the volunteer’s interests and availability.
All applicants should be highly motivated and responsible, as well as:
•Committed to social justice
•Familiar with or have a strong desire to learn about food justice issues
•Timely and reliable
•Enthusiastically prepared to take part in farm and office activities
The Food Justice Allyship Program includes two workshops led by City Slicker Farms staff on food justice and allyship (which includes discussion on race, class, power, and privilege), the history of West Oakland, as well as biointensive urban agriculture techniques. Food Justice Allyships are unpaid. We are happy to work with you and your educational institution to provide school credit. Scheduling is flexible, but we do require a 3-4 month commitment.