“I liked the idea of the 3 challenges. They kept us open minded and ready to learn about farming.”

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Youth Community Agriculture Program

The Youth Community Agriculture Program (YCAP) cultivates a new generation of leaders by engaging youth in growing, cooking and marketing fresh foods, exploring the food system and building food justice in their own community. Using food as a vehicle for personal growth and social change, we inspire young people to take an active role in their food system and create a healthier community.

YCAP Crew Member Job Description

Crew Member learning to use a Wheel Hoe.

Crew Member using a wheel hoe in the YCAP field.

Crew Members selling Purple Amethyst Beans at the Phoenix Hill Farmers' Market.

Selling Purple Amethyst Beans at the Phoenix Hill NuLu Farmers’ Market.

Farm-based Educator assists Crew Member in preparing sauteed summer squash harvested from the YCAP field.

Farm-based Educator assists Crew Member in preparing sauteed summer squash in the outdoor kitchen.

2013 Crew Members selling produce from their field at the Community Meal

2013 Crew Members displaying their summer harvest.