TFP Summer and Winter Institutes
Every summer and winter, The Food Project hosts institutes: three-day intensive seminars where participants learn about our youth programs, mission-based management, and sustainable farming in urban and suburban settings. Summer Institutes tyically take place in late July or early August, while Winter Institutes are offered in late January or early February.
Training and Consulting
The Food Project wants to help you create positive change in your community. Our trainings share the inside workings of The Food Project model. We will show you innovative programs that will light up your mind, where you will learn side by side with our teenagers, and learn valuable approaches that can be used in your work.
The Food Project Toolbox
Use TFP books, manuals, and curriculums to build inspired, productive, and diverse youth communities. We offer a full range of curriculum and training for those interested in the details of our work. Our books are available through our online ordering system, and our manuals and selected curricula are available for download free of charge.
The Food Project is dedicated to training future farmers. In 1998, The Food Project helped launch the Collaborative Regional Alliance for Farmer Training (CRAFT), an agricultural training program for apprentices, interns, and workers on farms in eastern Massachusetts. CRAFT is now an independent organization, and The Food Project is a participating farm that offers training and farm visits to new and apprentice farmers. Currently, The Food Project trains new farmers through our grower's assistant positions.