volunteers make it happen

Come meet us, work with our neighbors, eat great food and see what we do. You will help with a variety of projects that support our mission and bring food growing and nutrition education to the Madison community and Grand Rapids as a whole!

We applaud the hearts of our volunteers! Without the many helpful hands, our community farm wouldn't be the place it is. We strive to offer a variety of ways for volunteers to get involved with Urban Roots so that anyone can join us as we Grow. Eat. & Learn.

Drop in and volunteer

Wednesdays from 9a - 6p

We invite you to join us with no strings or long term commitment. Come check out the community farm, learn about what we do, and get to know us! Check in with an Urban Roots staff member when you arrive and we will get you going on a project.

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Community farm open houses

Community Farm Open Houses bring our community together in the spirit of KOMBIT. Together we can accomplish far more than we ever could alone. Come when you can and stay as long as you are able.

June 30th, August 25th, October 20th - PUMPKINS!

Open House 4:00pm to 8:00pm

FREE farm fresh dinner served at 6:30. Get your hands dirty working on a variety of projects as we cultivate community!


When we can, we love working with long term volunteers. You can become part of our team with a weekly commitment of 2-8 hours on a regular day(s).

We understand that life is real, vacations, pre-planned stuff, and unexpected s*%^ happens - but we welcome long term volunteers who are with us each week giving their time, talents, and energy.

We need all kinds of individuals who are ready to dig in! (get it?)

To look into a long term volunteer position, please email volunteer@urbanrootsgr.org.

bring a group to urban roots

Group Service Learning is what you are looking for! Come experience a thriving urban farm while learning, working, and eating a farm fresh meal!

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