Youth Programs

Our Youth Development Philosophy: Farming Self, Land, and Community

Whether youth are with GRuB for an afternoon or an entire year, we strive to create empowering nurturing and safe environments that inspire their development. Our work and curriculum are driven by organizational values – self-care and development, responsible land stewardship, and meaningful relationships.

GRuB youth harvesting vegetables in Spring 2010

For over 20 years, GRuB has been running agriculture-based alternative education, employment, & drop-out prevention programs
that engage local teens in land & community-based projects, working to break cycles of hunger, poverty, inequality, and oppression. Youth steward our 2-acre urban farm, growing 10,000 pounds of vegetables for the food bank, our CSA & Marketstand, and their own families.

If you are a high school student interested in participating in GRuB School, click here. image1_1

To learn more about our philosophy and model, click here. 

For information on Institutes, other tools and trainings that we offer, and how to incorporate some of our model into your program, click here.

To see related programs and “GRuB-pollinated” sites around the region, click here.

If you are an educator interested in bringing a group of students to GRuB on a farm field trip, click here.

To send your child to an edible education Seed to Table summer camp, click here.