Young Farmers

 

The Young Farmers is an educational program that offers elementary and middle school aged youth an opportunity to learn about urban agriculture through experiential based learning. Young Farmers become stewards of their own garden site, learning all about farming techniques and ecosystem dynamics along the way.

Participants sell produce that they've grown at a weekly farm stand which plays a critical role in improving access to healthy foods in the Metcalfe Park neighborhood and helping to increase intergenerational connections. Through their work, Young Farmers develop entrepreneurial skills, such as customer service and sales strategies.

Community partners ensure that we provide a holistic education so that the Young Farmers leave the program knowing how to care for the environment, their own health, and their finances.

 


Project Funder

The Young Farmers would like to thank its 2016 partner for their financial support.

Project Partners

The Young Farmers would like to thank its partners for their continued community outreach support.