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Frequently Asked Questions: Seed Crew

What is the Seed Crew?

Who is eligible to participate?

What is the workday like?

How long is the workday?

What are the dates for the program?

How much are youth paid?

How do youth get there?

What should I wear to work?

Who can be contacted for more information?

 

What is the Seed Crew?

Seed Crew is a seven-week work and service experience for youth in Greater Boston and the North Shore of eastern Massachusetts. Each year, around 100 youth work together to grow and distribute thousands of pounds of sustainably grown produce while developing important leadership, teamwork, social justice, and civic participation skills.

Who is eligible to participate?

Youth aged 14-17 are eligible to participate. Applicants must be 14 by January 1 of the year of application and have completed 8th grade. No exceptions will be made. In addition, applicants must not turn 18 before August 15 of that summer. Youth who live in and around the communities we serve are encouraged to apply!

What is the work like?

Every day is a little different. Seed Crew youth farm on suburban and urban land (weeding, harvesting, planting), prepare and serve lunches at hunger relief organizations, and learn about sustainable farming and workplace skills in a series of interactive workshops. Each day is a mix of field work, games, workshops, and community-building activities.

How long is the workday?

The workday is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Youth must bring a lunch to work.

What are the dates for Seed Crew?

The first week of July, through the middle of August, with July 4th off.

Youth must be able to work the entire season.

How much are youth paid?

The stipend is $275 per week before taxes. Youth also earn community service hours.

How do youth get there?

All of our farms and offices are accessible by public transportation and the MBTA, with some shuttle transportation that we provide. Transportation passes will be provided for all Seed Crew workers.

What should I wear to work?

Youth should be ready to get dirty! We work in all kinds of weather, including rain. Youth are provided with The Food Project t-shirts and long pants and close-toed shoes are mandatory.

Who can be contacted for more information?

[email protected] or (781) 259-8621 x23

The Food Project is a 501(c)(3) non-profit.

Tax ID: 04-3262532

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