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Summer Youth Program Site Supervisor

This position is no longer available. Please visit our work-here page to see current job announcements.

Crew Leader, Summer Youth Program

Thank you for your interest in working at The Food Project. We are no longer accepting applications for this position. For other opportunities, please visit:

Summer Youth Program: Application Instructions

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North Shore

Greater Boston

Application Instructions


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[email protected]

781-259-8621 x23

Director of North Shore Site

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Grower’s Assistant

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Grower’s Assistant / Intern Supervisor

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Nourishing Neighborhoods

The Food Project has received $10,000 from the Wholesome Wave Foundation as Part of its Nationwide “Nourishing Neighborhoods” Campaign.

Farm-to-Community Programs Make Local, Healthy Food Available to All

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Step-by-step guides to recreating elements of The Food Project model for your organization. Detailed instructions complete with timeline, activities, forms and letters all included. These are available as a free PDF download, or some may be purchased for the same price as the cost to print and bind the manual at your local copy store.

Academic Year Program Manual    ($22.95 / Free Download)

Annually, this program employs thirty young people to work on community-based projects during the school year.  Members of the D.I.R.T. Crew (Dynamic, Intelligent, Responsible Teenagers) dedicate Saturdays and after-school hours to lead over 1700 volunteers on our suburban and city farm sites, work in shelters, and attend conferences to speak about their experience working for The Food Project.  This manual discusses every aspect of this program and is a great resource for those looking for ways to engage young people throughout the year.

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The Blight Upon Us

Food Project Tomatoes in 2008
Food Project Tomatoes in 2008
I badly wanted to write about something upbeat this week. That was not to be. Our farm, like many in the Northeast, has been hit by late blight, an aggressive disease on tomatoes and potatoes spread through moist air by the water-born mold Phytophthora Infestans. Infected plants can blacken and wither within a week, the fruit of tomatoes develops lesions and begins to rot and the tubers of potatoes are can also be infected if immediate action is not taken. Once late blight is present in a field even the most aggressive conventional fungicides have only a small likelihood of preventing its spread.

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Lincoln/Boston CSA Newsletter, Week 9

Update: information on the tomato blight has been moved to this post.

Fruit Shares Are Coming!

Shares for all sites will be $74 for 9 weeks of fruit from Autumn Hills Orchard in Groton. You'll receive 1/2 peck of fruit per week. The share will consist mainly of an exciting variety of apples with a few pears and plums in the mix. On Farm CSA members need to specify which day (either Tuesday or Thursday) you'll be picking up your fruit.

Sign up for your share online today!

Sign up ends August 21st. Fruit shares will go from the first week of September through the last week of October.

CSA Potluck

Thanks to all of you who came out for the CSA potluck last week. Even under rain-threatening skies, we had a great dinner shared by all. The kohlrabi cook-off was a huge success with many tasty dishes being offered. Check our blog next week for the recipes!

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