Eighteen young adults arrived at VYCC in June to join summer crews. Twelve continued on fall crews to meet education and employment goals; others joined who put their college education on hold or had completed school and were looking for work. Their service to Vermont is worth celebrating! Read on for a summary of their accomplishments.
The Food and Farm Program at VYCC is a place to work, a place to learn and grow, and a place to gather. Neither rain nor snow nor pandemic will prevent this community of caring and passionate people from growing food to share. Read on for highlights of the amazing people who have come together this season, and what they accomplished together.
Karli is working on a dual major in Sustainability and Drama, and saw the Parks Restoration Crew as an opportunity to gain skills for building theater sets. This fall, she stayed on to complete a session on a farm crew instead of returning to
school for a virtual semester.
VYCC accepts 3SquaresVT benefits on all eligible products. And, 3SquaresVT customers can receive a 50% discount on produce, thanks to NOFA-VT’s Farm Stand Match Program.
Three young adults from Los Angeles participated in our first Corps Member exchange project.
Learn organic farming skills, harvest the bounty of a Vermont growing season, and help feed Vermonters in need supplying the Health Care Share program. On this crew you will serve as a VYCC AmeriCorps Member. It is a unique opportunity to work, live on a farm (or live locally) and make a difference.
Crews work July 19 & August 23 – October 30. Make a lasting contribution to public lands in Vermont. Serving as a VYCC AmeriCorps Member is a unique opportunity to work, travel, and make a difference. Apply today!
Maddie Shropshire is a 23-year-old college graduate from Quechee. She loves Vermont and “wandering down random dirt roads.” Yet, Maddie had never spent much time in other areas of the state, even nearby Rochester. Until now.
As we gaze on 100 tiny, yellow chicks wobbling about, Nadine talks about two passions that she hopes to develop and combine: farming and music. She signed on as an AmeriCorps Member with VYCC to learn how to run a farm.