Youth Farm Project

The Community Food Bank’s Youth Farm Project announces two upcoming programs.  They are the Youth Farm Project’s Summer Youth Street Team and the 2010 Fall Youth Apprentice Program.

Learn about the Youth Farm Project

Youth Farm Project’s Summer Street Team: This program is a three-week intensive exploration of our community’s food systems.  Street Team participants will navigate issues of hunger, nutritional poverty and food security in our community, while also investigating sustainable agriculture and local food resources as a way to build healthy communities. Participants will take field trips to visit local farms, backyard gardens, grocery stores, soup kitchens and other organizations, as well as participate in a community-wide event at the end of the program

Program dates are June 28th though July 16th, Monday –Friday.  Street Team members will receive a $200 stipend.  The program is seeking youth15 to 20 years of age.  We are still accepting applications, apply today! For more information, contact the Youth Farm Project staff at (520) 873-7401 or e-mail at youthfarmproject@communityfoodbank.org.

Download the application materials for our Summer Youth Street Team program (June 28-July 16, 2010):

View Youth Summer Street Team Fact Sheet

View Youth Summer Street Team Application

2010 Fall Youth Apprentice Program: This program will take place from September 11th through December 18th.  The Youth Apprentice program is a farm–based learning opportunity for youth who express interest in learning where their food comes from.  Youth will participate in Saturday work days and will learn the many aspects of sustainable food production including planting, harvesting, greenhouse propagation, irrigation, water harvesting, vermiculture, garden design and poultry care.  Apprentices will also explore our food system through hands-on learning and field trips.

Download the application materials for our Fall Youth Apprentice Program (Sept 11-Dec 19, 2010):

Youth Apprentice Fact Sheet 2010

Youth Apprentice Application 2010

The program takes place at the Community Food Bank’s 10-acre Marana Heritage Farm located off Tangerine Road in Marana, Arizona.  The program is seeking youth 15 to 20 years of age.  The application deadline is September 1st.  For more information, contact the Youth Farm Project staff at (520) 873-7401 or e-mail at youthfarmproject@communityfoodbank.org.


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