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  • School-to-Farm | Green Gate Farms
    GET INVOLVED Community Organizers Internships Workshare Program Volunteer Partners Keep Our Green Gates Open Return to Content School to Farm Our School to Farm initiatives build upon ongoing partnerships with many public private charter culinary and homeschooling schools We work with teachers to tailor internships service learning and capstone projects to students needs while ensuring their efforts make a lasting impact on the farm There is no better place to learn than in an innovative stimulating and outdoor setting Proof of this can be found in our incredible School to Farm program with Austin Jewish Academy which has used Green Gate Farms as a weekly classroom during our winter and spring seasons for the past three years Over the years our farm educators have developed curriculum with amazing teacher Karen Hidalgo so that her fifth grade class blends science math sustainability health art and Judaic principles with the daily needs of the organic farm Projects include helping to build the new Education Center building a student designed mobile chicken coop unveiled during 2014 Austin Funky Chicken Coop Tour and developing a rabbit enterprise Our goal is to construct a Education Center to accommodate more in depth study at the farm Volunteers materials donations and experienced fundraisers are needed to complete the transformation Contact info newfarminstitute org for more information VISIT Farm Tours Field Trips Service Learning RENT THE FARM Birthday Parties Weddings Special Events Helpful Links Join the Meat CSA Manage Your Meat CSA Account Join the 2016 Spring Summer CSA Manage Your Vegetable CSA Send Your Kid To Camp Attend A Workshop Calendar Directions Contact Us About Green Gate Farms a certified organic farm was established by us Skip Connett and Erin Flynn in an underserved neighborhood in east Austin in 2006 Working off farm jobs to fund our

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  • Birthday Parties | Green Gate Farms
    Farms for your special day Unlike themed parks or indoor venues our farm provides you and your guests with a rare opportunity to experience an authentic certified organic working farm in a historic setting just eight miles east of downtown Austin Visitors have been enjoying events on our community farm since we opened our doors in 2006 Several years ago we created New Farm Institute a nonprofit 501 c 3 organization to fund our educational outreach efforts A portion of your farm rental payment is donated to our scholarship fund that enables neighborhood children to participate in our popular weeklong Farm Camps Your support is one of the ways that are able to provide the highest quality foods to neighbors of all incomes Thank you Regardless of where you choose to have your event we hope you will select a venue that uses sustainable practices Birthday Party FAQ s VISIT Farm Tours Field Trips Service Learning RENT THE FARM Birthday Parties Weddings Special Events Helpful Links Join the Meat CSA Manage Your Meat CSA Account Join the 2016 Spring Summer CSA Manage Your Vegetable CSA Send Your Kid To Camp Attend A Workshop Calendar Directions Contact Us About Green Gate

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  • Weddings | Green Gate Farms
    engagement photos When my husband and I married we invested a great deal of time choosing the perfect place one that matched our values and had deep meaning for us both We know how important it is to find the right fit Just eight miles east of downtown Austin our farm features majestic oak trees wildflower meadows as well as acres of certified organic vegetables flowers and herbs as well as a menagerie of farm animals Come see why Better Homes and Gardens featured our farm in its July 2011 issue Farm tours held every Saturday at noon from March November note no tours in August Why Choose Green Gate Farms Farm Venue Features for Your Wedding Wedding Package Details and Rates Visual Farm Visit Photos Flowers Other Special Services Recommended Partners Ready to book Contact us at greengatefarmswedding gmail com We are excited to help you with your special day VISIT Farm Tours Field Trips Service Learning RENT THE FARM Birthday Parties Weddings Special Events Helpful Links Join the Meat CSA Manage Your Meat CSA Account Join the 2016 Spring Summer CSA Manage Your Vegetable CSA Send Your Kid To Camp Attend A Workshop Calendar Directions Contact Us About

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  • Special Events | Green Gate Farms
    AZ7A7751 077 L Mad Hatter Tea Party One of our favorite events was Outstanding in the Field s elegant dinner for 200 guests who gathered in our hayloft and farm stand to savor freshly harvested food from our fields prepared by the superb Lenoir Restaurant October 2012 Whether you event is small or large you are welcome to rent our farm see rates below FAQs Event Request Form For questions please contact us at events greengatefarms net 512 484 2746 We look forward to seeing you on the farm PEAK SEASON March July October December Saturday Friday Sunday Monday Thursday Hourly rate 300 5 hr min 275 5 hr min 225 4 hr min Daily rate 3 000 2 750 2 250 OFF PEAK SEASON January February September Saturday Friday Sunday Monday Thursday Hourly rate 225 5 hr min 200 5 hr min 175 4 hr min Daily Rate 2 250 2 000 1 750 Nonprofit rate available upon request VISIT Farm Tours Field Trips Service Learning RENT THE FARM Birthday Parties Weddings Special Events Helpful Links Join the Meat CSA Manage Your Meat CSA Account Join the 2016 Spring Summer CSA Manage Your Vegetable CSA Send Your Kid To

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  • Get Involved | Green Gate Farms
    about becoming a Community Organizer Internships Evan at the top of the ladder with Jamie and Jacob River Farm Hoop House Internships available for inside people and outside people If you d rather not get your hands dirty there is still plenty you can do to support organic farming Sales marketing community building web design graphic design and public policy are just a few of the skills needed on the farm Learn more about our internship programs Volunteer Farmer Jamie began volunteering at the farm and became one of the greatest Farm Managers we ve had the pleasure of working with We ve maintained an open door policy for volunteers since starting our farm eight years ago We believe everyone should have the opportunity to experience a working certified organic farm especially one that has historical significance to the community Learn more about volunteering and sign up online Workshare Farmer Katie manages our Workshare Program For those interested in more than occasional volunteering workshares commit to a set number of hours each week in exchange for a discounted CSA share and available vegetable seconds Each season we invite a select group of people to participate in this rare opportunity for hands on learning about all aspects of certified organic farming in Central Texas Learn more about our workshare program Local Food Organizations Whenever possible we work through existing organizations to improve working conditions for farmers and to increase access to local food We have also created new groups as necessary Local food organizations we support Take Action This is an exciting time for the local food movement People are more interested in creating healthier more beautiful communities Local organic sustainable farmers need your help to convert this enthusiasm into a stronger food system Read our Ten Easy Steps you can

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  • Community Organizers | Green Gate Farms
    the time to start organizing a CSA pickup for your neighborhood workplace church meetup group etc Farm members who get the most out of their shares do so by coming to the farm Seeing your food and flowers progress throughout the season is deeply satisfying Each week brings a new miracle whether it s newborn goats or the perfume of freshly cut lemon basil Coming to this urban oasis forces you to slow down visit with your neighbors and relax However for those who are unable to come here each week there are Community Organizers willing to bring the farm to you For instance Jackie Hinson pictured here is our Community Organizer for her Hyde Park neighborhood Each week she gathers CSA shares from the farm then distributes them from her porch on Tuesdays Her efforts to organize 10 CSA members is rewarded with a free weekly food share for her family Here s more info about how to become an organizer Community Organizer FAQ We are now farming on 30 acres so we have more memberships available than ever before This means our members can enjoy the benefits of two farms one is beside the Colorado River perfect for swimming canoeing camping Don t wait to organize a group your friends deserve the best certified organic food possible Where would you like a drop site Let us know Let us know if you d like to start a group or have us deliver food to your worksite Here are some of our current pick up sites check back often as this list is continually updated Thanks for your support GET INVOLVED Community Organizers Internships Volunteer Workshare Local Food Organizations Take Action Helpful Links Join the Meat CSA Manage Your Meat CSA Account Join the 2016 Spring Summer CSA Manage

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  • Internships | Green Gate Farms
    funding opportunities Assist with grant writing Help prepare for board meetings develop advisory boards Strengthen community partnerships by creating materials giving presentations Assist educators and administrative assistant in streamlining and organizing systems other administrative tasks Commitment 12 16 hours week Skills required Writing skills Very organized Self directed meets deadlines Mac Excel experience Experience writing grant proposals Experience researching funding opportunities Flexible good sense of humor Able to juggle several projects with minimal supervision 3 Documentary Film Reporter Responsibilities Document innovative service learning partnership between Austin Jewish Academy AJA and New Farm Institute at Green Gate Farms March May 2015 Film AJA s group during weekly farm visits service learning Work with Executive Director teacher and farm educators to develop film strategy and content Interview necessary individuals for inclusion in documentary i e principals community members etc Create finished product shared through social media local media schools farm website etc Commitment 12 16 hours week through early December 2015 or until the project is complete Skills required Access to videography equipment including post production equipment Experience in videography including video production and post production Familiar with Avid Final Cut Pro Adobe Premiere Pro After Effects Photoshop Experience with digital story telling documentary creation or journalism Interest in documenting education community service social justice sustainable agriculture etc Good sense of humor Organized and reliable Available to film the majority of footage on Fridays between 10am and 2pm Connections with UT Film school or professional organizations preferred 4 Food Justice Advocate Responsibilities Work to create a more sustainable and just food system for Austin and Bastrop Increase awareness of NFI s community initiatives in our immediate neighborhood and beyond Create partnerships with organizations working on food justices identify project opportunities Maintain NFI social media updates on its community service projects Identify qualified candidates for farm scholarships Manage Pavilion project Monthly Farmer Forum community outreach Commitment 12 16 hours week Skills required Writing skills Good sense of humor Able to juggle several projects with minimal supervision Passion for sustainable food social justice Spanish speaker a plus 5 Social Media and Farm Reporter Responsibilities Assist Executive Director with all aspects of social media public relations and marketing including Create 2015 2016 editorial calendar for NFI Write articles take photos of farm events service learning and other farm news for weekly NFI blog Create maintain media list pitch reporters Organize and maintain photograph library Increase farm photo library including stock photos and event photos Create and execute calendar of posts to Facebook Twitter and other social media Commitment 12 16 hours week Skills required Writing skills Organized Good sense of humor Able to develop creative marketing strategies Able to juggle several projects with minimal supervision Skilled photographer with personal equipment Connections with School of Journalism or professional organizations preferred Experience with Mac computers Adobe Creative Suite a plus not requirement 6 Farm Based Education Intern Responsibilities Assist with teaching students ages 5 17 and teachers who visit our urban farm Assist farm educators in creating

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  • Workshare Membership Program | Green Gate Farms
    miss a shift 5 Can I split a workshare membership with a friend family member 6 What expectations does Green Gate Farms have of workshare members 7 Do workshare members receive benefits other than food 8 Can I bring my children during my shift How about my dog 9 When do workshare members begin work 10 How do I get started 11 What should I bring 1 What is involved with a Workshare Membership Workshare members commit to working 4 6 hours per week in exchange for receiving a free vegetable share Workshare members also have access to seconds imperfect yet still edible vegetables this is what farmers eat if larger quantities are desired We do our best to keep your work varied It s likely you will spend some time planting in the greenhouse and fields harvesting and processing vegetables preparing the member shares for pick up and or setting up the farm stand Workshare members are critical to the success of the farm They help Green Gate Farms offer the highest quality vegetables flowers and herbs possible We depend upon you to fulfill your contract as a committed workshare member 2 Do I need gardening or farming experience Nope you just need to be willing to learn and work at a fast pace 3 What s the difference between a volunteer and a workshare member Volunteers come to the farm and stay as long as their schedule allows Participants receive vegetable seconds after working for four hours as available Workshare members commit to a shift coming the same day each week for 4 hours throughout the length of the season seasons are typically 10 weeks Workshare members work once a week or every other week during any season While volunteers are always welcome here we put our energies into training our workshare members and advancing their goals For instance a workshare member who wanted to become a farmer acquired enough skills here that we gave eventually gave her a field for her own use Likewise many of our incredibly talented full time Farm Managers began their careers here as volunteers then workshare members 4 Can I change my workshare schedule What if I have to miss a shift We ask that you commit to the same day each week so that we can count on your contribution and can assign tasks according to your interests when possible If you need to change your schedule let us know that you have traded shifts with another workshare member 5 Can I split a workshare membership with a friend family member Yes you can arrange to alternate with another person Please keep in mind that you will be trained on our processes so if someone new shows up just once that slows everyone down Splitting a workshare works well if the person you are sharing with comes on a regular basis 6 What expectations does Green Gate Farms have of workshare members The most important thing to remember is that we

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