Our Institutes

Over the past thirty years, The Food Project has operated at the intersection of farming, youth development, and community-building. Through our semi-annual Institutes, we share our methods and models, our history, and the learning we’ve done to create our nationally recognized youth development and farming programs.

For more information on The Food Project’s Institutes, please email Anne Hayes at ahayes@thefoodproject.org.


Read what others have to say… 

“The Food Project is one of the few organizations that I have seen where youth are respected, nurtured, educated, and socialized in a way that benefits them and all of us. There is no better model of youth and justice work that I have seen.”

Institute’s unique vision of our world’s youth has redefined the essence of community-based agriculture. Their mission-based programming embraces so many crucial components of local farming and actually puts them into practice. TFP is not only a program to model; it is a movement to follow.”

“The Food Project Institute was exactly what I needed to get my creative juices flowing around my fledgling ideas for a sustainable food project involving youth.”