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Join us at the 2019 Winter Institute

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Now Registering for January 31 - February 2, 2019

February 7 - 9, 2019 (FULL) 

Learn, Grow, and Connect at The Food Project’s Winter Institute on February 7–9, 2019.

Many people come to The Food Project during the summer and are inspired by the beautiful, healthy food, and highly motivated, diverse teens working with passion towards a common mission. It seems to flow effortlessly. The truth is, our summers are the complementary outcome of the other times of the year when 60 youth in Dirt Crew and Root Crew engage with each other, community members and volunteers on our urban and suburban farms and communities in the fall and winter seasons.
At the Winter Institute, we invite you into hands-on learning our models in conversation with Food Project youth and staff.
  • The foundations of youth leader development in the context of farming, social justice and food access initiatives
  • Winter season planning and youth crew design
  • What it takes to run dynamic farm operations with high school youth
  • Inspire and support others to create change in their own communities
  • Work alongside youth and hear about their work
  • In-depth conversations with The Food Project staff
  • Enjoy engaged conversations with Dirt Crew and Root Crew youth
  • Interact with and learn from Institute peers
  • Network with others interested in youth-led sustainable, local agriculture
For more information on The Food Project’s Institutes, please email [email protected] or call 781-259-8621 x29 to speak with Cindy Davenport, Director, Learning & Design.




Read what others have to say...

"Thank you for an inspirational three days at the winter Institute. It is a unique opportunity to have an organization share their experiences, positives, deltas, accomplishments, and evolutions with others, so we can all make progress impacting lives and preserving the land for the love of all."

“The Food Project is one of the few organizations that I have seen where youth are respected, nurtured, educated and socialized in a way that benefits both them and all of us. There is no better model of youth and justice work that I have seen.”

“The Food Project Institute’s unique vision of our world’s youth has redefined the essence of community-based agriculture. Their mission-based programming embraces so many crucial components of local farming and actually puts them into practice. TFP is not only a program to model; it is a movement to follow.”

“Overall, the most valuable conference I have ever attended.”

“After spending three days at The Food Project’s Institute, I can’t stop thinking about or talking about The Food Project. If after three days I feel so positively affected, imagine change TFP does with others that they work with longer term. WOW!”

“The Food Project Institute was exactly what I needed to get my creative juices flowing around my fledgling ideas for a sustainable food project involving youth.”


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