Youth Farm Project

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Not one garlic scape es-scaped the clutches of these young farmers #farmsummercamp #farmbasededucation #garlicscapes #heatwaveveggies  #mondayfunday #yesweplayedwiththehoseafter
These last few weeks have been full tilt transplanting, field trips, classes, visitors, plants, seeds, lambs, and more plants! Here are some gems: yes that is Dan on  the transplanter, field trips, Waldorf School farm journals, visitors from Malawi, Tanzania, India and Japan, planting, post-planting... We're fortunate to be able to share this farm with so many. It is so much colder now than a week ago?! Thank you to all our hard core volunteers for helping get everything in the ground! #summerbacktospring #kidsperspectives #areweplantingweeds #transplantingseason  #farmbasededucation #fieldtripseason #volunteersrock #istheresuchathingastoomuchzucchini #wewillfindout
Do you love farming and working with kids? We have another amazing (yet brief) job opportunity working with our NEW summer camp! Link in bio! Check it out! (📷: end of May 2017) #socialjusticewithkids #farmbasededucation #farmsummercamp
The Youth Farm just got a whole lot warmer and fuzzier. We are raising some bottle lambs that have come from the loving folks at Black Pearl Creamery. We thank them for entrusting us to care for these little ones. We are looking forward to incorporating a little flock of sheep on the farm and learning the benefits and challenges of animal care ❤️ Thankful to have the support of the teachers and students at the @ithacawaldorfschool  #cutenessoverload #springhassprung #woolyhugs #fresiansheep
We returned from our field trip to @poughkeepsiefarmproject and @hartsbrookschool exhausted but full of inspiration and awe for the amazing work people are doing at these orgs to help connect young people to agriculture 🙌🙌🙌 🐏🐐🌱 #farmbasededucation #roadtrip #learn #collaborate #share #develop #create #cultivate #wethoughtitwouldbewarmer  #slospring #theyweretillingtho #sandysoil #whatsthat
It is feeling like Spring folks! Are you an experienced farmer who loves to work with youth of all ages and is committed to social justice in the food system? Come join our team! Help us spread the word! Link for job description and application on our website and in bio 🎉
Feeling the love over here 💖Thank you for the love notes and your support #annualcampaign #writingthankyounotes #keepgoing #howtoeffectpositivechangeinthefoodsystem
Happy New Year YFP friends! 
Starting on January 18th The Youth Farm and My Brother's Keeper of Ithaca will be offering free culturally-appropriate cooking workshops at GIAC for teens of color and a parent/guardian. Here is the registration form. If you are interested or have other questions please email YFP's farm and food justice educator, Laura at lauran.arias! ☮️🌈💖
As some of you know, we experimented with growing sesame seeds this year (amazing btw, check out @fruition_seeds for northern adapted varieties!) After A LOT of cleaning, these seeds have transformed into a delicious treat! We are excited to offer Sesame Brittle available *ONLY* at the Press Bay Alley Holiday Market, 12/21, 4:30-7:30pm! Makes another great gift! Come see us for potatoes, onions, and Jam too! #surprise #sesamebrittle #sesameseeds #sesamum #indicum
It's on people! Come see us at the Press Bay Holiday Market on December 21st to get some of this deliciousness!! Makes a great gift and supports our programs! We will also have potatoes, onions, and another surprise treat for sale ;) Shout out to @crookedcarrot for helping us out with these great labels
Coming soon to a holiday market near you! Youth farmers are cooking up some sweet and spicy deliciousness to share. Perfect gift for the foodie in your life, or anyone that likes to eat! 🌶️ Stay tuned for details! #sweetandspicy #jam #redcurrants #jalepeños #tasty
2010- YFP's very first season. We were babieesss!!! We spent that summer farming with these youth, trying to figure out irrigation, fencing, and the whole mulching was a hot summer and we battled weeds (!) but it was beautiful. Our mission and vision were born. We were trying to create a safe space for young people to not just learn about farming, but to experience all of it. We wanted them to have an opportunity to build relationships with each other beyond the kind made in the classroom. An opportunity for connecting, healing, challenging oneself, and supporting each other. An opportunity to know our food system, and the discrepancies within it. A place to grow food for the community. We knew it had to be accessible, in all ways, to all peoples. We had no idea what was going to come of all of it or predicted all the ways we've grown, flourished and struggled. Becoming an anti-racist organization is a process, and we are still very much in that process! We couldn't have imagined all the ways the young people that have come through our programs have shaped what we do and our own lives. We have come a long way babes 😻 #tbt #keepgoing #mushypost #nostalgia @katiebchurch @swarcraft @noawesley @rane.bullion @psavant07 @rafaflocka @soil_joe9