One of the most consistent, hardworking, and fun to work with groups that we see at Youth Farm is the Conservation Corps’ after-school program, Youth Outdoors or Y-O. In their own words, Y-O “connects urban teens to the natural environment through hands-on conservation and neighborhood beautification projects. It empowers young people to become active, engaged citizens and leaders.” In my own words “They Rock”.
Their years of spring and fall work groups have helped us increase our growing capacity and help keep our gardens looking neat and tidy. At the end of each fall and spring session each “crew” also decide on a community project. We have been lucky to have been chosen twice and have been treated with a snazzy compost bin and also 2 custom painted rain barrels to water the gardens. We really like that one is painted like a hamburger.
Thanks again Conservation Corps Youth Outdoors, we look forward to continue to work with you!