The garden is a perfect setting for a job skills training program for youth. Crew members learn valuable and marketable job skills in a supportive work setting.
They learn how to plant, tend, and harvest organic vegetables, herbs, and flowers from seed for market, how to write a resume, cashiering, customer service, sales tracking and inventory, entrepreneurship and marketing skills, reliability, and how to be an effective employee.
In addition, crew members go on field trips, learn about food security issues, perform community service projects, and cook meals using the produce that they grow.
If you would like to learn more about The Weed Corps call 413.555.1212.