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Become a FruitShare Neighborhood Hub Leader!

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Salt Lake City is proud to partner with Green Urban Lunch Box (GULB) to provide the SLC FruitShare program, which aims to feed the community while reducing food waste and utilizing neglected resources.

Each season, as fruit is ready to be harvested at the homes of registered fruit tree owners, groups of volunteers are organized to go out and harvest. The harvested yield is distributed between the homeowners, volunteers, and local food banks and other community agencies.

GULB is currently seeking Neighborhood Hub Leaders for the FruitShare Program, to help maintain efficiency and effectiveness as the organization continues to incorporate more trees and more volunteers.

The Neighborhood Hub Leaders will fulfill the vital role of recruiting, training and supporting volunteers in their neighborhood. Each leader will be primarily responsible for organizing and overseeing fruit tree thinning and harvesting events within their specified hub, ensuring that all of the registered fruit trees in that region are harvested in a timely manner. While this position requires independent initiative, the leaders will receive supervision and support from Green Urban Lunch Box.

For a position description and application, visit the GULB website at or email pickfruit@gulb.org.

 

You’re invited: Growing Cities Film Screening

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Salt Lake City Green, in partnership with The Green Urban Lunch Box, will be hosting a film screening of Growing Cities in celebration of Food Day.

Growing Cities, a film about urban farming in America, examines the role of urban farming in our culture and its power to revitalize our cities and change the way we eat. Learn more at GrowingCitiesMovie.com.

The Green Urban Lunch Box will have their mobile greenhouse on site! Come tour this converted 35-foot school bus before the screening. Trust us, it’s not-to-be-missed!

Food Day is a nationwide celebration and a movement for healthy, affordable, and sustainable food. Learn more at FoodDay.org.

Growing Cities Film Screening, a Food Day event
Wednesday, October 22
Brewvies Cinema Pub (677 S 200 W)
Doors open at 6 p.m. Seating is limited.

There is a $5 suggested donation. All additional proceeds will go to The Green Urban Lunch Box to help support the SLC FruitShare program.

Watch the film trailer

FruitShare Volunteers Needed this Saturday!

SLC FruitShare helps to minimize food waste, promote local food production, and enhance the community’s knowledge of fruit trees by engaging local fruit tree owners.

Throughout the year, fruit trees are pruned, thinned and the fruit is then picked and donated to non-profits working on sustainable food and hunger issues (Utahns Against Hunger and Green Urban Lunchbox).

We are in great need for volunteers this Saturday! SLCgreen will hold a FruitShare Event on May 17th from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Volunteer teams will help thin fruit on apricot trees in the Sugar House and East Bench neighborhoods. Thinning fruit will help the trees grow strong, healthy fruit throughout the rest of the season and allow us to come back later this year and pick a greater yield.

No experience is necessary – training will be done with volunteers on site.

To sign up, please contact Lauren Aguilar.

Call for Board Members: Green Urban Lunchbox

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The Green Urban Lunchbox is looking for board members!

The Green Urban Lunchbox is a small nonprofit organization with the mission of helping people of all income levels gain access to healthy food using resources available in their communities.

The nonprofit is currently made up of numerous programs, including a mobile
greenhouse, an incubator farm, the Back-Farm Program, and a fruit share program.

In addition to the Roles and Responsibilities listed below, the organization is looking to expand to include individuals with expertise in one or more of the following areas:

  • Accounting and financial management
  • Food policy
  • Fundraising and development
  • Legal
  • Public relations and marketing

The roles and responsibilities are listed below. Any interested individuals should send a letter of interest and a resume to the Board Chair, Phil Sarnoff, at philsarnoff@gmail.com no later than April 14, 2014.

Board Roles & Responsibilities

Legal and Policy

Enable the continued legal existence of the organization
Adopt, follow, update and administer Green Urban Lunchbox bylaws
Adopt and assume responsibility for Green Urban Lunchbox purposes, governing principles,
functions, activities, and course of action
Assume responsibility for internal policies governing the organization

Planning

Establish long term and short term goals for the Green Urban Lunchbox
Develop a Strategic and Annual Work Plan.
Funding & Financial Management:
Assist in raising sufficient funds to ensure the Green Urban Lunchbox meets its objectives
Develop and approve annual budget and monitor finances.

Advocacy

Understand and publicize the work of the Green Urban Lunchbox in the community
Inspire confidence in the organization and relate our services to the work of other groups
Advocate for public policy, economic development, and other initiatives that advance the
efforts of the Green Urban Lunch Box

Evaluation

Regularly review and evaluate operations and standards of organization performance
Monitor program activities

Personnel

Hire and evaluate the Executive Director
Approve personnel policies
Participate in the recruitment, selection and development of Board of Directors

Time Commitments Anticipated

Board meeting – 2 hours/month
Preparation/follow-up work outside of meetings – 2-4 hours/month

New Incubator Farm Launches this Spring

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Ponder this:

For every one farmer and rancher under the age of 25, there are five who are 75 or older, according to the Department of Agriculture.  If we do not support new and beginning farmers, who will grow our food into the future?

The Green Urban Lunchbox project is starting a new incubator (or community) farm in Layton, Utah this spring. What was once an abandoned orchard will be brought back to life as a place for new farmers to have access to land, water, tools and training.

“This is a great chance for people to get into farming, without all the cost,” says Green Urban Lunchbox founder and director Shawn Peterson. “Our plots will run from $150-500 a year and range in size from 1/8th of an acre to 1 acre.” Read more