Our Summer Youth Community Agriculture Program (YCAP) is a seven-week summer employment opportunity for Louisville youth ages 16-21 years old. Summer YCAP gives local youth experience with planting, cultivating, harvesting, cooking, and marketing fresh vegetables over the course of the season. Participants spend part of their time maintaining vegetable farm fields, creating their own recipes, and exploring their local food system. They also have the opportunity to develop culinary skills working with local chefs in their kitchens, develop entrepreneurial skills working with local business leaders, and develop leadership skills working with representatives from around the state of Kentucky. Produce harvested by the YCAP crew is donated and distributed to our Field to Fork Club participants and through our partners: South Louisville Community Ministries, Southwest Louisville Community Ministries, Central Louisville Community Ministries, Feed the West, and Ag in the City.

Questions? Reach out to Program Manager Gabriella Hohman at gabriella@foodliteracyproject.org.