Seeds To Supper Program brings together young people from different
backgrounds to make a difference in the lives of people in our communities.
By growing fresh, organic fruits and vegetables young people work together
as a team to learn farming and culinary skills, experience nature, explore
issues in community nutrition and health, challenge themselves, and
Who Do We Enroll?
Young people ages 15-18.
A mix of high achievers, youth struggling to get by, and youth
walking the middle road; our goal is to break down the wall that exists
between these youth by having them work together.
We are looking for a commitment to the mission of the Seeds To
Supper Program, and a willingness to work hard.
Do They Do?
Work three days a week (Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays)
for six weeks in July and August.
Learn to grow a variety of crops at Catalpa Ridge Farm in rural
Sussex County, New Jersey and at La Plaza Cultural Community Garden
on East 9th Street & Avenue C in Manhattan.
Learn culinary skills using fresh organic produce at Organic
Soul Cafˇ located at Sixth Street Community Center.
Help run a community supported agriculture coop and market and
do outreach in the neighborhood.
Attend workshops on issues in sustainable agriculture, economics,
health and the environment.
Swim, picnic and enjoy other recreational activities with participants
The Seeds To Supper Program is highly structured
and supervised by professional staff. Participants receive a $75 stipend
every week, which is paid bi-weekly.