Interested in Youth Development & Sustainable Agriculture?

Date: 
Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 8:00am to Saturday, February 4, 2017 - 5:00pm
Location: 
The Food Project’s Winter Institute

Winter 2017 Institute

February 2—4, 2017

Fee: $430

Greater Boston Area, MA 

 

Learn, Grow, and Connect at The Food Project’s Winter Institute on February 2–4, 2017.

Many come to The Food Project during the summer to learn our models and are inspired by the beautiful farms, thriving farmers markets, and highly motivated, diverse young people working with passion towards a common mission. It seems to flow effortlessly.

The summer season is the entry point when young people begin with us. The winter and spring, or academic season, is when the deepening happens. The young people returning for more, are known as Dirt Crew and Root Crew. They lead volunteers on our farms, build raised-bed gardens in Lynn and Boston, increase their understanding of food system issues, and implement projects to create impactful change.

The learning and actions are dynamic and “real-time.”

Learn
Winter season planning and youth crew design
The foundations of youth leader development in the context of farming, social justice and food access initiatives
How to build a year-round tiered youth leader development structure to support your work
What it takes to run dynamic farm operations with high school youth
Grow
Inspire and support others to create change in their own communities
Work alongside youth and hear about their work
Connect
In-depth conversations with The Food Project staff
Enjoy engaged conversations with Dirt Crew and Root Crew youth to learn about their work during the academic season
Interact with and learn from Institute peers
Network with others interested in youth-led sustainable, local agriculture
For more information on The Food Project’s Institutes, please email institute@thefoodproject.org or call 781-259-8621 x29 to speak with Cindy Davenport, Director of Programming and Institutional Learning.

 

Register here: https://thefoodproject.squarespace.com/institute-pr16