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The New Utah Podcast: Episode 109 Urban Farm Wars

June 29, 2019

"This week we were honored to have the founder of Green Urban Lunch Box, Shawn Peterson, join us. No, he is not related to Farmer Luke Petersen. Shawn sat down with us to talk about the journey that lead up to the creation of GULB."

KRCL RadioActive: June 29, 2018

June 28, 2018

"Punk Rock Farmer Friday Live from Flourish Bakery at SLCC, GULB's Back-Farms Program, Live Music from Cinders."

Green Matters Facebook Feature: Back-Farms Program In Utah Pairs Gardeners With Disadvantaged Seniors

May 25, 2018

"While we invigorate a younger generation and remind people to rethink their own food supply, one demographic too often gets left out of the equation: senior citizens."

The New Yorker: The Robin Hoods of Food Waste

April 30, 2018

"Two dozen gleaners—not to be confused with foragers or dumpster divers—showed up for the second annual International Gleaners Symposium, held recently at the Georgia Institute of Technology, in Atlanta."

KUED 7: Back-Farms with The Green Urban Lunch Box

April 23, 2018

"Modern Gardener visited with Shawn Peterson of The Green Urban Lunch Box to learn more about their Back-Farm program."

KCPW: Innovating With Urban Ag

March 04, 2018

"Shawn Peterson’s mobile greenhouse gets lots of attention. In 2011, after he converted the old school bus into a vehicle for urban agriculture, and he wanted to show kids how cool growing food and eating healthily could be. Green Urban Lunch Box was born, but he soon learned that funding something new and innovative can be hard."

Green Matters Facebook Feature: Green Urban Lunch Box

January 30, 2018

The Green Urban Lunch Box brings fresh produce to all with its mobile farmers market on a school bus.

Fox 13: Fruit Trees are Giving Trees, Donate Your Fruit to Those in Need

September 26, 2017

"Shawn Peterson, Founder and Director of The Green Urban Lunch Box talks about the nonprofit mission to get fresh fruit and vegetables to kids and families. As a part of their Fruit Share Program, they will pick any fruit tree in your yard and share it with others who need fresh fruit."

Deseret News: Free farmers market gives cancer patients better opportunity for health

September 24, 2017

"Twice this month, Soulier invited the Green Urban Lunch Box mobile farmers market to dole out Utah-grown fruits and vegetables to cancer patients and their families at no cost to them. In one afternoon, she said the nonprofit gave out 404 pounds of produce that would have cost more than $1,030."

Salt Lake Tribune: Overwhelmed by your garden’s tomatoes, zucchini or peppers? A Utah program will get them to those who are hungry.

September 08, 2017

"Backyard gardeners in Utah are bringing in the bounty, harvesting more tomatoes, peppers and zucchini than they can possibly eat."

Standard-Examiner: 2 Utah organizations with similar missions partner to reduce food waste

August 09, 2017

"Green Urban Lunch Box is a nonprofit that has a variety of programs that bring fresh food to people, fight hunger and prevent food waste. One of the programs the organization runs is Fruitshare." EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2017 Utah Region

July 11, 2017

"The annual EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® program celebrates the entrepreneurs who have what it takes to launch a successful business or take an established brand and carry it to new heights.  Read on for the inspirational stories of these visionary and intrepid leaders."

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