About The Benefit

Who we are

Our Sponsors have been generous in donating to education for our non-profits! Please see them below!

We are sponsoring this benefit to assist, teach and help our nonprofits build an urban farm onsite

About Urban Farm Education

Agave Farms started in 2015 and has since become a great place to learn about urban farming and sustainability. It has been our mission to work with non-profit groups to teach and help develop agricultural systems and gardening. At Agave Farms we now host several community gardens for charitable organizations such as Native HealthThe International Rescue Committee, Phoenix Coding Academy, Phoenix Central High School and neighborhood schools. We are also currently working to start a pilot program for Arizona to become a training center for teachers who can teach school children about sustainable agriculture.

In addition to working on Agave’s physical site on Central Avenue we knew we had to have outreach programs in other Urban areas in Arizona. In 2018 we began doing outreach by helping Thrive AZ and Grace Lutheran Church build their gardens on their sites.

We realized we were limited by our own physical boundaries and that there is a need for these gardens and as a result of this outreach we recently have started a non profit 501C3 called Urban Farm Education (UFE) as an outcome of working with other nonprofits, schools and churches in our community with the goal of building gardens ideally in conjunction with schools or food kitchens. For 2019 our goal is to work with existing charitable groups and schools at their facilities. The organizations that we have chosen to work with include disadvantaged children and families that are subject to homelessness, or food scarcity. According to the “Map the Meal Gap” there are 585,000 people which is more than 14% of our population in Maricopa County with food insecurity. Food insecurity exists in every county and congressional district in the country, but not everyone struggling with hunger qualifies for federal nutrition assistance. Our mission is to teach urban gardening to underprivileged groups and children so they can learn how to grow and sustain food supply with good nutrition.

We have designed the Ready Go Garden Kit and created cost estimates to develop specific budgets for each project. The organizations we are hoping to raise funds and build these gardens for are: Agave Farms;  The Espiritu School; CPLC De Colores; Thrive AZ;  and UMOM New Day Centers