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.

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Campers will get to know their neighbors and the environment around them through farm games, scavenger hunts, getting their hands dirty and having fun!. Trained high school volunteers will serve as counselors for small groups of campers.


Monday through Friday, 8am – 11am

July 7-11: 5-10 year olds

July 14-18: 11-12 year olds


Participants will be able to take part in:

  • Growing and harvesting vegetables
  • Caring for chickens
  • Making healthy eating decisions
  • Farm chores
  • Arts & crafts
  • Building projects
  • Bee hives
  • Worm composting
  • Sustainability and caring for the Earth

Cost is only $10/camper per week. Space is limited, so register
today by filling out this form.

farm campAt 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 the Las Milpitas de Cottonwood Farm, hires Apprentices ages 14-18 to work on the farm, learn about food systems, contribute to the community, and of course have fun!

The 2014-2015 session runs September 13th – May 16th
Application Deadline: August 29th

For more information, eligibility requirements, participant expectations, and
an application, please download our information packet.

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 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.

Lauren Sullender: Youth Education Coordinator
Zotero Citlalcoatl: Youth Farm Project Manager