Our books Growing Together and French Fries and the Food System are a compilation of our very best activities that introduce young people to food systems and social issues. These books are based on nearly a decade of experience running youth programs.

French Fries and the Food System: A Year Round Curriculum Connecting Youth with Farming and Food

This agricultural curriculum features powerful, original lessons written and developed by The Food Project’s growers and educators. Organized by season, the materials teach youth how to develop a deep understanding of and appreciation for the land and local food systems. Lessons can be done both indoors and outdoors and can be easily adapted by instructors working in school-based plots, urban food lots, and environmental education programs.

Growing Together: A Guide to Building Inspired, Diverse and Productive Youth Communities

Growing Together is the result of a decade of The Food Project’s success working with youth from diverse backgrounds and bridging urban and suburban communities through work on the land. Written in a clear, engaging style, Growing Together is an indispensable resource for youth coordinators, teachers, religious leaders, trainers, and community members who want an easily transferable and adaptable approach to creating dynamic, diverse, and productive communities.

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