Join the Board

Sprout City Farms is looking for individuals able to play an integral role in helping realize its mission and vision: to cultivate educational urban farms that engage and strengthen communities, and establish a network of accessible farms throughout the city that nourish, and are nourished by, their surrounding community.
SCF seeded its first urban community farm in 2011 in response to growing interest in utilizing social and physical resources to create healthier, more resilient local food communities. Since that time, the Denver Green School (DGS) Community Farm has successfully transformed an acre of underutilized land into fertile ground that produces 5-6 tons of healthy food annually and nourishes thousands of people in the school and SE Denver community. In 2014, SCF expanded its efforts to a second 1-acre site, the Mountair Park (MAP) Community Farm located on the grounds of Mountair Park at the corner of 13th and Depew St. in Lakewood. In 2016, we again expanded our efforts to include a third 1-acre farm at the Dahlia Campus for Health and Well-Being in partnership with the Mental Health Center of Denver (MHCD).

We are looking for board members who are not only inspired and motivated by the mission and vision of SCF, but also have the time, network, and resources to commit to the organization. Particularly, we are looking for board members who are driven to help make Sprout City Farms:

  • More financially sustainable
  • A better neighbor to an increasingly diverse set of communities
  • Improve its organizational structure
  • Grow in a mission-driven, sustainable manner
Particularly, we are looking for board members who are driven to help make Sprout City Farms: ● more financially sustainable ● a better neighbor to an increasingly diverse set of communities ● improve its organizational structure ● grow in a mission-driven, sustainable manner
Desired skills and qualifications:
  1. Experience with successful fundraising campaigns
  2. Significant business and/or nonprofit experience
  3. Ability to work as a team player
  4. Willingness to take initiative and follow-through on tasks
  5. Strong oral and written communication skills
  6. Ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds
  7. Pragmatic and outcome driven, yet positive and forward thinking
  8. Ability to contribute financially to Sprout City Farms desired
 Responsibilities: 1. Commit 10+ hours a month to SCF 2. Attend bi-monthly SCF Board Meetings and participate in at least one Committee 3. Assume tasks that come from Board decisions, such as researching data or people, drafting a working document, contacting advertisers, fundraising, writing articles for the website, etc. 4. Diligently carry out fully any duties associated with any Board Officer positions held Contact: Laura Lavid at laura@sproutcityfarms.org
Other desired qualities:
  1. Interest in helping develop a more sustainable and just local food system
  2. Well connected in the philanthropy community in Denver
  3. Fluency in Spanish
Duties and Responsibilities:
  1. Commit 10+ hours a month to SCF
  2. Attend bi-monthly SCF Board Meetings and participate in at least one Committee
  3. Assume tasks that come from Board decisions, such as researching data or people, drafting a working document, contacting advertisers, fundraising, writing articles for the website etc.
  4. Diligently carry out fully any duties associated with any Board Officer positions held
Contact: Laura Lavid at laura@sproutcityfarms.org