To enrich the lives of our community through sustainable urban agriculture.
People experiencing a direct and deep connection with plants, the land and each other.
The ¡Cultiva! Youth Project
About the program:
Youth invest their time and energy in organic gardening!
¡Cultiva! is a youth operated 2 acre organic market garden. Participants ages 12 to 19 plant, nurture, harvest, and sell their produce shares weekly to CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) members. Volunteer projects, gleaning produce from the Boulder Farmers Market, and donating produce to people who are in need in the community gives each Cultiva participant a deeper connection to their community. Hands-on experience and activities teach youth how to care for and protect the environment, operate a small business, and create positive change for the community, the environment, and themselves.
Goals of the Program:
Cultiva Youth Positions available for 2013:
Participants (ages 14-19) receive a stipend of $450
Apprentices (ages 12-13) receive $5 stipend per day.
All youth work 10 to 15 hours a week, tending the garden, preparing CSA shares, delivering and preparing produce for those in need, and working on community projects focusing on food and hunger issues.
¡Cultiva! participants have the power to decide many aspects of the project. Youth are encouraged to be involved with project administration, public relations, and community education, as well as garden work and community service projects.
Participants work 2 days a week on a Tuesday and Thursday schedule or a Wednesday and Friday schedule. Throughout the summer and fall participants also work Wednesday evening CSA pick-ups from 4-7pm. In the summer, participants work 1 to 2 gleaning shifts at the Boulder Farmers Market from 7:45-8:45pm. Tuesday and Wednesday work days are 7:30- 12:30pm. Thursday and Friday work days are from 8am- 1pm.
Cultiva participants will also work 4 fall shifts between mid-August and mid-October. These will be on Tuesday or Wednesday afternoons after school.Click here for a 2013 application