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 organic produce while developing important leadership, teamwork, social justice, and civic participation skills.
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!
Every day is a little different. Seed Crew youth farm on suburban and urban land (weeding, harvesting, washing, planting), prepare and serve lunches at hunger relief organizations, and learn about sustainable farming and work place skills in a series of interactive workshops. Each day is a mix of field work, games, workshops, and community-building activities.
The work day is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Youth must bring a lunch to work.
July 3- August 17, with July 4th off.
Youth must be able to work the entire season.
The stipend is $250 per week before taxes. Youth also earn community service hours.
All of our farms, offices and programs are accessible by public transportation and the MBTA. Transportation passes will be provided for all Seed Crew workers.
Youth should be ready to get dirty! We work in all kinds of weather, including rain. Close-toed shoes are mandatory and must wear The Food Project shirts.
[email protected] or (781) 259-8621 x23