Artists for Local Agriculture (A.F.L.A.) is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to unite the artistic community in support of sustainable urban farming. Our efforts raise money for local farmers, promote and empower the artistic community, provide agricultural services and organic food, and fosters mutual success among forward thinking businesses and charities.

 


Unveiled in the fall of 2013 after 800+ volunteer hours and dedicated fundraising efforts, our first community art garden was a celebrated accomplishment. With an event capacity of 500 and an ideal home for our workshop we have everything to see our organization and its purpose thrive. The garden is located at 625 West 100 South in the heart of downtown Salt Lake City and is quickly becoming recognized as one of the community’s premier family friendly outdoor venues.

Some notable festivals for the year include our annual Spring Raising, the Green Music Festival, Crucialfest, Harvest Heaven, and Artsgiving.


Shortly after being founded in 2012, AFLA organized a six day music and art benefit series along the Wasatch Front which solidified our relationships with local food organizations and entertainment professionals.

To promote our efforts we created a video using AFLA produced music and interviews featuring well known artists like Graham Russell of Air Supply and Tim Kasher of Cursive. This video earned us a $2500 grant which allowed us to attend most major farmer’s markets and sustainability events that year. At the Urban Arts Festival , we were invited by the Utah Arts Alliance to use a portion of their property and create a unique “community art garden”.

We loved the idea, and in 2013 our primary focus became fund-raising and working with volunteers to build what has now successfully become the Railyard Community Art Garden.




Thank You! Everything we’ve been able to accomplish is due to our small, but dedicated volunteer staff and to the kindness and support of the businesses, families, friends, and neighbors of the Salt Lake Community.