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WHAT: Urban Grown & Raised….Planting Possibilities, Harvesting Skills
After school program with an urban farm and kitchen classroom in Germantown for high school students to learn and practice the skills needed to:
- build their own business with other teens
- gain hand on s.t.e.m. training
- earn money while learning skills for life after high school
- spend time growing & harvesting healthy foods
Each session includes a homemade group snack from our farm kitchen.
WHEN (& more what): Sessions most Wednesdays 4-6pm starting February 11 and some Saturdays
Core Skill Building -TRAIN.
Work on a series of hands-on projects & workshops in a range of useful areas : business planning, environmental science, seed starting, garden planning, cooking, event planning, team building, horticulture & soil science, management, carpentry, marketing & sales, tool use, design, and more.
Work-Study – INTERN.
Choose or create projects to support and continue their skill development. Jobs will include: making products, building and planting garden beds, cooking group meals, organizing community events and sales, marketing and promoting our products and projects.
Growing Our Business(es) – CREATE.
Putting it all together. We will use core skills to work on existing businesses and create products and services. Seed money for product development and marketing will be available.
The 55 acre Awbury Arboretum, & Awbury Agricultural Village in the heart of Germantown. TLC meets in and outside of the Farm Kitchen and Classroom at the Agricultural Village which can be entered from Washington Lane between Ardleigh and Chew – look for signs (and help us make some more).
Because we will have fun AND this “out-of-school activity” includes job training, access to community resources & relationships, a chance to earn while learning and gain tools to help prepare for next steps beyond high school.
local teens, local adults, and Penn State Extension Master Gardener and 4H volunteers work alongside youth. For more info Anna Herman firstname.lastname@example.org
Or cell 215-668–0942 (feel free to text)
The group forming in February will be working on a variety of projects – seed starting and vegetable gardening, mushroom farming, cooking and food sales and hopefully some work with small farm animals such as goats or chickens. Stipends will be paid at the end of the session to all participants who fulfilled the group expectations of attendance and work.