Youth Farm Program Starting for the New Year! Applications Accepted Now.


Contact people:
Debbie Weingarten: Marana Heritage Farm Youth Education Coordinator
Shanti Sellz: Marana Heritage Farm Youth Garden Coordinator
Phone: (520) 873-7401

The 10 acre Marana Heritage Farm includes a 1/3 acre Youth Farm. This space houses the Youth Farm Project, a program where young people are given the opportunity to develop a relationship with the food they eat and to consider how what they eat affects their health, community, and the planet. The Youth Farm Project hires Apprentices and Crew Leaders ages 15-20 and Interns ages 17-24 to work at the Marana Heritage Farm, learn techniques in sustainable agriculture, begin to explore their role in our current food system, and to help grow food for our community. The Youth Farm Project also hosts school groups, youth groups, families, and individuals, who want to learn and participate in farm activities. We offer volunteer days, Farm to Table focused curriculum based on state standards, and farm tours. Volunteer activities may include planting, watering, harvesting, weeding, poultry care, greenhouse production, structure maintenance, and natural building.

For more information and applications:

Youth Apprentice Fact Sheet and Application

Crew Leader Fact Sheet and Application

Farm Intern Fact Sheet and Application