“In the vegetable garden I tasted plants that I would never have put in my mouth on my own! Altogether it was a new and fun experience for me!”

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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.

Be a 2017 YCAP Crew Member!

Job Requirements:

  • Must be 16-19 years old by June 1, 2017
  • Willingness to work outdoors in all weather conditions
  • Interest in learning how to grow & cook vegetables
  • Desire to engage in Louisville’s local food economy

How to Apply:

  1. Click here to read over YCAP Crew Member Job Description.
  2. Click here to download and complete the Food Literacy Project application.
  3. Complete the SummerWorks Application, and select The Food Literacy Project in the process.

Questions? Contact Erin Hargrove, Program Coordinator, at 502-491-0072 or erin@foodliteracyproject.org

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2015 YCAP Crew selling produce at the Bluegrass Ave. Farmers Market

 

Crew Member learning to use a Wheel Hoe.

Crew Member using a wheel hoe in the YCAP field.

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.