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 Seed Crew
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-week program (running July 6 – August 13, 2021), 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 earn a stipend of $300 each week, paid bi-weekly. For more information about Seed Crew, please contact us at seedcrew@thefoodproject.org.

We are excited to engage with our new crews for Summer 2021! The safety and wellbeing of our youth, staff, and the communities in which we work are our top priorities, especially during this global pandemic. The Food Project is monitoring COVID-19 daily and adhering to the guidelines put forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH). Our program experiences are subject to change based upon those guidelines and the evolving nature and impact of COVID-19. 

Applications for 2021 Seed Crew are now open! Select a button below to apply. 

Boston & Surrounding Areas:

North Shore: