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Give a Teen a Job This Summer...


In just 11 short weeks, The Food Project's farms will be teeming with activity as we begin our twenty-second Summer Youth Program. For six and a half weeks, over 120 youth from around Greater Boston and the North Shore will grow healthy food, meet a diverse group of teens, serve food at soup kitchens and food pantries, and experience workshops on topics from money management to sustainable agriculture. 

In order to make this program run successfully, we need to raise $50,000 to support youth stipends. This program is more than just a first job for our youth; in fact, it has been called "the best first job EVER." Thus, we are excited to announce the launch of the "Best First Job EVER Challenge," a double-your-dollar fundraising campain.

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Afternoons in the Garden

Leah with Students in the Garden
Leah with Students in the Garden
In August, The Food Project embarked on its second year as the Massachusetts host site for FoodCorps, a national nonprofit organization that works with schools to create a healthier school food environment. What follows is the fifth of a series of blogs profiling the FoodCorps members who are serving at The Food Project during the 2012-13 school year.

 

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Upcoming: City Farm Fest!


The Food Project is pleased to announce City Farm Fest, a celebration of the beginning of spring and the start of the growing season! Please join us on Saturday, May 11 at the Dudley Greenhouse in Roxbury for seedling, compost, and garden materials sales; soil testing and consultations; children's activities; and more. Enjoy fun and friends at the Dudley Greenhouse, get advice and materials for your garden, and enjoy some tasty food from one of Boston's finest food trucks. We will be accepting cash, credit, and debit for all sales and EBT for seedling sales.

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