Farm + Food Lab Inspiring Creative Approaches to Urban Agriculture

Posted on Oct 10 2019 - 3:31am by UOG

IRVINE, Calif. — Eunice and Olive, two resident chickens at the Farm + Food Lab in Irvine, just returned to a nice clean roost thanks to a volunteer team from the community-based, global design and architecture firm, Stantec.

Throughout the year Farm + Food Lab hosts countless volunteers who come to help maintain the site and to learn sustainable gardening techniques from what is being billed as a “zero waste urban farm.”

Stantec team member Jeff Crawford said he jumped at the chance to get his hands dirty and give back to the community.

“I do enjoy gardening,” said Crawford. “It’s always been a passion. So, when I saw this is one of the three activities that our Irvine office was doing this week this is the one I jumped on. We’re actually getting to see the full cycle from how produce is grown here locally, but also to be a part of the sorting and distribution of that food at local food banks.”

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