Summer jobs in agriculture, for urban youth
The Food Project in Boston farms on urban rooftops, on city land, and in the suburbs around Boston. In its youth program kids take summer jobs - farming and preparing foods, learning about their food and themselves.
(From the Food Project website,
The Food Project -agriculture jobs for urban youth
During the six and a half weeks, youth farm on both urban and suburban land, sell produce at farmers' markets, prepare and serve lunches in local soup kitchens and homeless shelters, and participate in community lunches where neighbors, youth, staff, and visitors come together to share the harvest. Youth also participate in workshops each week, covering issues of diversity awareness, hunger and homelessness, sustainable agriculture, and personal reflection. Through shared labor and structured activities, youth develop a respect for themselves and for peers from very different backgrounds while acquiring a connection to food and the land.