Food Project Summer Institute

The Food Project Summer Institute

Register now for The Food Project Summer Institute – August 3 – 5, 2016 //  Greater Boston area, MA

cost: $430

Throughout the year, The Food Project hums like a complex ecosystem: all different pieces of the organization work together and complement each other to provide youth and community with a sustainable food system and a sense of social awareness. But how does it all work? What is the recipe for success in farming, youth development AND social change?

TFP will answer these questions when we open our doors for our Summer Institute. This three-day seminar offers a rare chance to see the intimate details of The Food Project’s inner workings. The Summer Institute is an engaging, interactive learning experience for anyone interested in the issues of youth, food, and community.

What You Will Experience

During the Summer Institute, we will discuss what it takes personally, philosophically, and professionally to create and sustain a youth-led agriculture organization, as well as the theoretical and historical backbone of The Food Project. Our agricultural staff will lead hands-on sessions based in our rural fields and greenhouse, which will include the practices one needs to involve youth in a productive farming operation.

Institute participants will also get the chance to experience our youth Seed Crew first-hand. Seed Crew is our entry-level experience for youth engaged in community development through food systems work. Participants will learn about Seed Crew’s structure, farm side-by-side with teens, and engage your peers in discussion about how to implement effective youth farming experiences in your community.

This three-day experience promises to be interactive, intimate, and experiential. Enrollment is limited to 20 participants. We will accept applications on a first-come, first-served basis.

To register online, go to

For more information on the Summer Institute, please email or call 781-259-8621 x29 to speak with Cindy Davenport, Director of Programming and Institutional Learning.

For questions regarding registration and logistics, please contact Beth Jameson, Programs Operations Manager, at or 781.996.8362.

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