SeedTRAY-2, Training Youth and Beginning Farmers in Sustainable Specialty Crop Production and Water Management Strategies, a USDA funded grant from the California Department of Food and Agriculture, is an ongoing training program of Noyo Food Forest for youth of Fort Bragg and Mendocino coast communities.
SeedTRAY-2 offers experiential training to engage and inspire youth while increasing use of locally grown vegetable and fruit crops, particularly in school cafeterias. Youth will learn to grow specialty crops and to sell the specialty crops produced while developing important career, diversity, leadership, and teamwork skills.
The program delivers Summer Intern Intensives and seasonal after-school internships during the school year.
This PAID internship opportunity with the Noyo Food Forest is a chance for you to learn about sustainable food production, gain valuable job experience, explore our local food system, and enhance your gardening skills. Activities will include:
- General food-garden propagation: sowing, composting/building soil, bed prep, transplanting, watering & irrigation, harvesting
- Farmer’s Market: presentation and marketing skills development, selling produce, sharpening your customer service skills, cash handling
- Tasting the fruits and vegetables you helped to grow and considering how growing your own food cultivates a healthy lifestyle and community
- Field trips and guest speakers
- … and more!
WINTER SESSION is beginning December 5, 2017!
Who: Youth ages 14-19 years old (must have completed 8th grade)
Where: The Learning Garden at Noyo Food Forest
When: December 5, 2017 – March 8, 2018 (12-week program)
Wednesdays *Rotating Schedule* 1:15-3:15 garden / 1:15-5:15 farmers market
If you have more questions see our FAQ. Or don’t hesitate to call us at 707-357-7680, or contact NFF Garden Educator, Sara Kelemen at email@example.com. We are happy to answer any questions you may have about this opportunity. Thank you, we look forward to building our community together!