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Green Teens

Program Overview

Each summer, we hire two groups of Green Teen interns, ages 14-24, to participate in a 12 month paid internship.
Green Teens start their internship in June with a rigorous two-week training program, during which we  prepare  them  to  do  fieldwork,  run  our  weekly  farm  stands,  lead  volunteer  groups,  and conduct  community outreach.  The  training  also  covers  plant biology,  proper  tool  usage, community agreements, customer service and sales, and our protocols for attendance and hard work.
Throughout  the  summer,  the Green Teens  work  together on our Saratoga and Far Rock Farms to  grow over  100  varieties  of  organic vegetables  and flowers, distribute  15,000  pounds  of produce  to  our  communities,  and develop important skills such as leadership, responsibility, teamwork, and successful work habits.
By the end of the summer the teens complete a capstone project and have a wealth of new knowledge. In the fall, the students remain as part-time instructors in one of our community or inter-generational learning projects.