***NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR FALL 2016***
Open to 6th and 7th graders. Please click here for the online webform and follow the prompts. Or you can download the application here and mail/drop off to: 1001 83rd Ave, Mailbox 1, Oakland CA 94621. DUE WED AUGUST 29th with rolling admissions.
Acta Non Verba: Youth Urban Farm Project is excited to offer the Junior Farmers (Jr. Farmers) Program, which engages 6th, 7th, and 8th graders in the science, art, and business of urban farming and ecological enterprises. Each age group/grade will focus on different developmental aspects throughout the school year and summer and receive cash to deposit in individual bank accounts for educational use and stipends to go shopping for school supplies and clothes.*
6th graders will begin/continue to learn the basics of growing healthy crops, sustainable farm practices, plant medicine, food systems and nutrition. 7th graders will learn about farm and other ecological enterprises, self-determination, social and environmental justice, farm management and issues in cooperative labor. By year three (8th grade) Jr. Farmers will learn how to develop, co-own and operate their own business/social enterprise.
Fall Camp Term Wednesday September 7th, 2016 to Wednesday November 30th, 2016, 1:30 – 5:00 PM
Winter Camp Term Mondays & Wednesdays 1 – 3 PM, Fridays 1 – 4 PM, December 19th – December 30th, 2016
Spring Camp Term Mondays & Wednesday 1 – 3 PM, Friday 1 – 4 PM, April 3 – April 7th, 2017
Summer Internship Begins Monday June 12th, 2017
*Each participant will evenly split the proceeds from the produce they sell during the Fall, Winter, and Spring Sessions. These funds will be placed into their individual savings accounts. Junior Farmers will also receive up to $75 each session to go shopping for school supplies and clothes at the end of each session.
We hope to see you this fall! Contact Kana @ email@example.com for questions.