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Youth Farmers Program

Positively engage with your peers, community, and the environment.

The Youth Farmers program is a paid apprenticeship for youth, ages 14-19 years old, living in Red Hook, Brooklyn. Apprentices are involved in all parts of running the farms – planting, weeding, harvesting, composting, marketing, outreach, and more. Beside learning to be an urban farmer, you will also develop your job and leadership skills, while making a positive impact for your community.

Youth Farmers Program Quick Facts:

The program runs March-June; July-August; and September-November. 

We’ll grow fresh vegetables for the community, while learning about agriculture, food, plants, food justice and the environment.

You will develop skills in teamwork, leadership, problem-solving, and communication.

NO PRIOR EXPERIENCE NECESSARY – we will train you! This is a learning opportunity, as well as a paid, part-time job: $15/hour.