Farm Youth Crews explore a variety of farm tasks, all contributing to the Health Care Share project. They work in fields to plant crops, weed, and harvest. They take the veggies they’ve harvested and get them all cleaned up in the wash station and participate in the all hands on deck task of packing the farm shares.
Youth Crews spend time in the kitchen, learning to prepare and cook with the veggies they grow. Like all farm crews, they rotate through working with the Food & Nourishment Project Leads to make a delicious lunch that feeds the whole farm team.
Youth Crews also assist in caring for the livestock raised on the farm. They collect eggs from the chickens, help move the chicken’s mobile coop, and assist in feeding the pigs.
Being on a Youth Crew means showing up excited to take on new tasks while learning about food and working with the land. It also means getting to know and work alongside your crewmates and being a part of the larger farm community, which also includes the AmeriCorps crews for those 17 and older.
Location: Richmond VT
Session 1 dates: June 20-July 14
Session 2 dates: July 25- August 18
Schedule: Monday-Thursday, 8:00-4:30
Additional benefits: weekly share of veggies + farm lunch served daily
Application deadline: Accepted on a rolling basis until crews are filled