Wasatch Community Gardens

March 11, 2024

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The mission of Wasatch Community Gardens is to empower people to grow and eat healthy, organic, local food. Since 1989, we have provided children, adults, and families in Salt Lake County with access to land and education for growing and eating fresh produce, while building and nurturing community connections through gardening and healthy food.

Wasatch Community Gardens’ Job Training Program offers women facing homelessness the opportunity to work a paid position on WCG’s beautiful Green Phoenix Farm in downtown Salt Lake while working towards stable housing and employment. The Job Training Program provides farm-based employment, work readiness training, job placement assistance, and mentoring for women facing or experiencing homelessness at our Green Phoenix Farm. The program utilizes a cohort-based model – developed with support from Climb Wyoming – that relies on the power of women working in groups. Through on-the-job training and weekly life and job skills workshops, the program helps participants develop new skills and strengthen existing skills, cultivate strong work habits, build their confidence, develop key social and emotional skills, secure housing and permanent employment, and achieve other personal goals.

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