Seed Crew provides the first opportunity for young people to get involved with The Food Project.
Each summer, we recruit 72 high school students between the ages of 14 and 17 across racial, socio-economic, gender identity, and geographic differences to work on our urban and suburban farms in Boston, Lincoln, Lynn, and Wenham, MA. During this six-and-a-half-week paid summer internship (July through mid-August), youth work with staff to grow vegetables and distribute thousands of pounds of produce, while developing leadership, teamwork, workplace, and civic participation skills.
After working on our farms each morning, Seed Crew spends most afternoons in workshops learning about sustainable agriculture, food access, social justice, and more. Seed Crew members see the impact of their work when they prepare and serve the food they grow at hunger relief organizations, and by staffing The Food Project’s SNAP-accessible farmers’ markets.
Youth in Seed Crew are held to high standards of performance and behavior and earn a stipend of $275 each week, paid bi-weekly. For more information about Seed Crew, please contact us at [email protected].
Note: 2020 Seed Crew applications closed on March 9, 2020. Check back in January for the 2021 Seed Crew application!