Springdale Center for Urban Agriculture is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization formed for the purpose of promoting sustainable agriculture in urban areas, growing connections between people and local food systems, fostering community, and teaching the arts of sustainable living.
Our mission at Springdale Center for Urban Agriculture is to help people, starting with school age children, become more connected with their food from seed to fork. Our philosophy is that most people, starting at an early age, are more likely to eat vegetables if they can see how they are grown and harvested. Springdale Center has a learning campus located on Springdale Farm wherein children and adults alike can learn how food is planted, propagated, and harvested in a hands-on environment. Our educational programs can be tailored for children of all ages.
Current Project: We were honored to be awarded a grant from the Austin Food and Wine Alliance in December 2014. We are currently working in conjunction with local chefs to grow heirloom and heritage varieties of vegetables and herbs not frequently grown in our region. We intend to share the outcome of our experimental plot with other area farmers in hopes of expanding the types of foods available to be grown locally. Stay tuned for pictures and information about our experimental culinary plot.
Supporters of Springdale Center for Urban Agriculture
- Austin Food and Wine Alliance
- Vox Table
- In Honor of Amanda Morcos
- Paul P. Zanowiak Charitable Fund of the Community Foundation of North Texas
- Slow Food Austin
- Nature Playdate
- Edible Austin
- Cafe Josie
- Contigo Catering
- Charles Mayes
- Swift’s Attic
The list above reflects direct and in-kind support for Springdale Center received in the past calendar year.
Contact us for more information about how your business or community group can support Springdale Center.
If you would like to support our mission, please consider a donation. You may send a check or click on the DONATE button below.
Checks may be mailed to:
Springdale Center for Urban Agriculture
755 Springdale Rd
Austin, TX 78702
*If you would like to make a donation in honor or memory of someone, please write the name in the memo section of your check. If making a donation online, simply send an email to email@example.com after completing the transaction.
Thank you for checking in about our volunteer program.
Currently we have farm stand volunteer opportunities available. This entails helping setup/tear down the farm stand, greeting customers, cashiering, stocking dry goods, and light cleaning. Our market is open from 9am-1pm every Wednesday and Saturday. We have volunteer shifts available from 8-10:30am, or from 10:30am-1pm on market days.
If this sounds like something you are interested in, let us know your availability on any given Wednesday or Saturday in the body of the message on the contact form below and we'll make sure to get you on our schedule! Field work may be available as well, but we won't know what is needed until day-of your volunteer shift.
In exchange for 2.5 hours of volunteer time you can take up to $15 worth of produce from the farm.