I want help with a garden at my home or workplace.

I want to garden at home and I live with a low-income.

Families whose children qualify for free or reduced lunch are eligible to participate in our Opportunity Gardens Program. This program provides you with materials and mentoring so that you can be a successful home gardener. There is no cost to participating families.

I want to garden at home or at my workplace and I do not live with a low-income.

Our GardenPro Service helps households, businesses, and agencies start and maintain their own gardens and orchards. Services include garden installation, one-on-one mentoring, and garden maintenance. Contact Carrie Hargrove to set up your free consultation today.

I want to volunteer.

I want to organize a volunteer workday for my group (workplace, church, club).

Come get your hands dirty at the Urban Farm or Agriculture Park! Volunteer Groups are an essential part of CCUA, participating in all aspects of planting, growing, harvesting and general upkeep and maintenance of the Urban Farm. Volunteers at the Agriculture Park will help develop this new site. All group workdays must be scheduled at least 3 weeks in advance to ensure that we can accommodate your group.

I want to join a regular volunteer shift with CCUA.

If you would like to volunteer as an individual please visit our Volunteer Positions Page. Create an account, log in and start applying for volunteer opportunities. After you submit your application, someone will be in touch to schedule an orientation.

I want to show up and volunteer without RSVPing or any future commitments.

If you just want to drop-in and volunteer without submitting an application, you can join us at the Kilgore’s Community Garden every Wednesday evening from April – October at 5pm.

I want to volunteer as a member of CCUA’s Board of Directors.

If you would like to volunteer as a member of our Board of Directors, please visit our Board of Directors Page and fill out an application.

I want to donate.

I want to make a donation which supports CCUA’s overall mission.

Donations to CCUA support all of our programs and outreach in the community.

I want to Sponsor a Row through Planting for the Pantry.

I want my donation to support growing food for local food pantries by making a gift to the Planting for the Pantry Program.

I want to make an in-kind donation (like vehicles, other goods, or services).

CCUA also accepts donations of certain materials and services. Please contact Tony Minnick before dropping anything off at the farm!

I want to include CCUA in my will or estate plan.

Consider CCUA in your will or estate plans.  Please contact our Development Director, Adam Saunders to find out more about donating stock, real estate and/or including the Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture in your estate planning. Your bequest can leave a legacy of hands-on garden education and good food in our community.

I want to make a donation to the Campaign for the Agriculture Park.

Help us build the park that will feed this town! You can make a pledge or donation on the campaign website.

I want to visit the Urban Farm.

I want my group of students to go on a field trip at the Urban Farm.

A field trip at the Urban Farm is a hands on, interactive experience that gives youth an opportunity to connect their classroom knowledge to the natural world around them. Educational visits include a farm tour and educational activities.  To request a field trip, complete this form, and one of our staff educators will be in touch with you to schedule the field trip. To cover our costs we charge a fee of $7 per student. If this is a substantial burden, indicate on the form that your group is interested in receiving financial aid, grant funds may be available to cover these costs.

I want my group to tour the Urban Farm and learn about CCUA’s programs and impact in the community.

We love to get out and tell our story! To schedule a presentation, please contact Kristin Frazier.

I want my group to tour the Urban Farm and learn about gardening techniques.

Our talented team of urban farmers would love to give your group a 45-minute tour at our Urban Farm. We’ve been growing food full time in Columbia since 2009. In that time we’ve had a lot of successes and failures which we’re happy to share with you. These tours are “Pay What You Can” with a suggested donation of $40 for your group. To schedule your tour, please contact Tony Minnick.

I just want to drop in.

Come by anytime! If you’re in the neighborhood you are welcome to walk through the farm and see what is going on.

I want CCUA’s staff to visit my group away from the Urban Farm.

I want CCUA’s educators to provide lessons at my site (school, club, church, etc.), or event.

CCUA’s staff educators can bring a hands on, interactive experience to you! 90-120 minute lessons include indoor or outdoor activities at your site. To request a lesson, complete this form, and one of our staff educators will be in touch with you to schedule the lesson. To cover our costs we charge a fee of $7 per student, if this is a burden inquire with our staff about the availability of grant funding to cover these costs.

I want someone to present to my group about CCUA’s programs and impact in the community.

We love to get out and tell our story! To schedule a presentation, please contact Kristin Frazier.

I want someone to present to my group, or at my event about a specific topic (e.g. gardening techniques)

Our talented team has done everything from delivering keynote speeches to small workshops. If you would like to draw from our experience, please contact Billy Polansky. We generally request a speaking fee and reimbursement of travel / meal expenses.

I want to attend an event.

All public events events are posted on our Facebook Events Page. If you do not have a facebook account, you can still view the events.

I want to interview someone from CCUA.

I am a member of the media.

To schedule an interview, please contact Development Director Adam Saunders.

I am a student researcher or journalist.

We are happy to help you gather the information and interviews you need for school reports, research papers, and student journalism projects. We ask all students first complete the Student Research Request Form.