Garden Youth Crew
Apply to join this year’s Garden Youth Crew! Click here (Garden Youth Crew Application 2013) to download an application. Deadline to apply is Friday, June 14th, and interviews will be held over the phone the following week.
In the summer after the 5th-8th grades, members of Groundwork Somerville’s Garden Youth Crew spend six weeks learning about gardening and the environment. They grow, maintain, and harvest produce in the urban schoolyard gardens for two to three hours two days a week. In addition, the crew members have the opportunity to perform community service, go on field trips, create a value-added product to sell at local farmers markets, and cook healthy snacks. Upon completion of the program, crew members receive a $50 stipend to acknowledge their contribution to the community. Click on the following the links to read blog posts from the 2011 GYC season: MEM Tea field trip, Gaining Ground farm trip, Union Sq. Farmer’s Market selling tea, and Last Day Festivities.
Internship positions are currently available to help lead this program in the summer of 2013. Click here for more information.