Youth Farm Program
At the Youth Farm Project, 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, housed at Las Milpitas de Cottonwood Farm, hires Associates ages 18-24 to learn and experience the unique systems of urban sustainable agriculture, work alongside knowledgeable farm staff, help facilitate educational opportunities for the community, and to become strong advocates for a local food system.
Youth Farm Project Associate Program
Spring 2014 Session is accepting applications now. Deadline for Application is March 7.
Who will be hired for the program?
• Young people ages 18-24, who express a strong desire to learn farming and food systems.
• Young people who work well with others and demonstrate strong motivation and work ethic.
• Young people who are detail oriented, complete tasks in a timely manner, and are self-directed.
• Young people from the Tucson and surrounding areas who are able to commit to 16.5 hours per
week of work, and can provide their own transportation (Public transportation is readily
available to work site).
What is the purpose of the program?
To teach the many facets of sustainable agriculture and food production to associates,
contributing to a community of skilled and knowledgeable young farmers in southern Arizona.
• To introduce sustainable farming as a viable career option.
• To engage local youth in growing food for their community, while addressing issues of
nutritional poverty and hunger.
• To empower program participants to become voices and advocates within the food system.
• To participate in daily farm activities and chores that support Las Milpitas Farm.
• To provide paid opportunities for youth.
Other Youth Farm Programs:
Youth Apprentice Program. Age 14-18. Fall 2014.
Farm Camp for Kids.
Summer Street Team Program.
School Education & Garden Workshop Program.
Please contact us if you are interested in learning more about these programs.