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Youth Farmers Program

Positively engage with your peers, community, and the environment.

The Youth Farmers program is a paid apprenticeship for youth, ages 14-19 years old, living in Red Hook, Brooklyn. Apprentices are involved in all parts of running the farms – planting, weeding, harvesting, composting, marketing, outreach, and more. Beside learning to be an urban farmer, you will also develop your job and leadership skills, while making a positive impact for your community.

To be eligible, you must:

Live in Red Hook.

Be currently enrolled in high school.

Be comfortable working outdoors, in all kinds of weather.

Be open to learning and trying new things.

Work Tuesdays and Thursdays after school, as well as Saturdays.

Youth Farmers Program Quick Facts:

The program runs March-June; July-August; and September-November. 

We’ll grow fresh vegetables for the community, while learning about agriculture, food, plants, food justice and the environment.

You will develop skills in teamwork, leadership, problem-solving, and communication.

NO PRIOR EXPERIENCE NECESSARY – we will train you! This is a learning opportunity, as well as a paid, part-time job: $15/hour.