UpMobility Foundation grantee the Root Farm closed out 2020 on a high note after an unprecedented year halted most of their operations. Thanks to support from UpMobility Foundation and other donors, the Root Farm was able to continue with some of their agricultural operations. Specifically, the Root Farm was able to resume operations with their freight farms--hydroponic farming systems retrofitted inside intermodal freight containers. The reinstatement of these freight farms is crucial as this allows for the Root Farm to grow produce that is harvested by as well as distributed to needy community members. Additionally, support from organizations like UpMobility has enabled the Root Farm to rehire two of their employees.
UpMobility is proud of the progress the Root Farm was able to make in the midst of a global crisis and looks forward to continuing to help them in the future. The work of the Root Farm truly embodies UpMobility's commitment to community building as well as helping those with special needs.