Would you like to be part of something big, something meaningful and exciting?
Do you love having fun while making a difference in the world? Do you enjoy working outside? Are you a natural leader with a passion for the environment and good food? We need you. Be part of the first ever pilot Youth Gardening Program’s Green Team.
As a member of the Green Team you’ll have the opportunity:
- To do meaningful work that positively impacts the health of their community
- To learn plant science/gardening in a hands-on setting
- To grow your own food
- To be able to feed yourself and your families more healthy fruits and vegetables
- To work as a team member
- To grow as a leader
- To spend time outside in nature
- To learn more about global hunger and environmental issues
- To take action on a local level
- To learn job skills in both horticulture/farming and marketing
- To boost self-esteem and confidence
- To connect with like minded teens
Allegan Historic Farm & Learning Center’s Mary A. Colborn is currently working with Dr. Norm Lownds at Michigan State University to create a virtual plant biology class with a hands-on component as part of a doctoral program. She is seeking a dozen high school students interested in being part of a pilot program. The goal is for this pilot program to become the basis for a state and eventual national youth garden/job training program.She is recruiting students passionate about exploring current global hunger and environmental issues, who are excited about creating change on a local level, including building community gardens this. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-621-0050 by text or phone. Through the winter she will ask students to attend the Allegan Green Film Fest and/or view the films at other scheduled times and meet weekly for discussions on environmental and sustainability issues.
|Everyone says that “our children are our future,” but do they have the skills they need to live happy, healthy lives? Our goal is to offer youth a farm education that emphasizes leadership and gardening skills – teaching them how to grow their own food and market it – while learning to respect themselves, their community and the environment.