We believe sustainable agriculture and good food can empower people and strengthen a community.

We offer various service opportunities that contribute to positive social change in Franklinton. We also host a wide range of programs that  educate, equip, and provide economic opportunity for our neighbors. Finally, we host events that bring our community together to find fresh, joyful celebration in food.

 

Volunteer

Fun and rewarding service experiences are available for individuals and groups of all sizes. One-time and recurring volunteer opportunities provide the chance to help with projects that improve and expand our capacity to grow and share food, create beauty, and build community in Franklinton. Participants receive guided service experiences with the opportunity to learn skills, form relationships, and create meaningful change. To volunteer, contact us at volunteer@franklintonfarms.org.

 
 

Internships

Part-time and full-time internships are available for those interested in urban agriculture, food systems, and equitable community development. This program provides the opportunity to learn, develop skills, and help create solutions to food security and intersectional justice issues in Franklinton. Participants receive valuable real-world experience, networking opportunities, and a share of the farm’s harvest. To apply, send your resume and cover letter to intern@franklintonfarms.org.

 
 

VISTA

Extended service experiences are available through the Franklinton Food-Health-Wellness Corps. Started in 2015, this AmeriCorps VISTA program provides the chance to help alleviate poverty and build community-food-system capacity in Franklinton. Participants receive a living allowance, healthcare benefits, childcare benefits, and an end-of-service award. To apply, contact us at vista@franklintonfarms.org.

 
 

Education

Interactive educational programs are available for Franklinton residents of all ages. Live Healthy Kids supports the physical health and emotional well-being of children through weekly activities about food, nutrition, and active living. Buckeye ISA improves food security and creates economic opportunity for households with young children through garden instruction and business support. To participate, contact us at education@franklintonfarms.org.

 
 

Employment

Part-time and full-time job opportunities are available based on organizational needs and program funds. Particular consideration is given to our neighbors who have been impacted by generational poverty, incarceration, behavioral health issues, and other major barriers to employment in the traditional marketplace. All employees receive a fair wage, personalized job training, and additional professional development opportunities. For more information, contact us at employment@franklintonfarms.org.

 
 

Events

Farm-based community events are free and available for residents from Franklinton and the Greater Columbus area. These events provide the opportunity for us to gather and celebrate the land, sustainable agriculture, good food, and equitable community. Regular events include farm tours, community potlucks, and our annual Fall Festival. For more information, contact us at events@franklintonfarms.org.

 
 

Board

Seats on our Board of Directors are available to those in Franklinton and the Greater Columbus area. Board members are elected to three-year terms and have the opportunity to contribute to the health and sustainability of our organization. Particular consideration is given to neighborhood residents and other leaders who have perspectives and skill sets that align with our organizational goals and needs. For more information, contact us at board@franklintonfarms.org.

Heather Langerman Esber
Chair

Mark Weiker
Vice-Chair

Matthew Bell
Treasurer

Emily Haynes
Secretary

Jack Hedge

Thomas Hermann

Michelle Kaiser

Chad Lusher

Bruce Mansfield

Kiley Orchard