The Youth Community Farming Internship employs local high school girls in real paying jobs! Interns grow food and produce fresh salads for the Meals on Wheels Program of the Ravalli County Council on Aging and more!
NEW in 2019, the Youth Field Crew Internship, consist of three teens and one adult, will be growing crops for the Loyal To Local Multi-Producer vegetable CSA program, as well as for donation within the community, starting March 31, 2019.
The Bitterroot Community Roundtable series is a uniquely facilitated conference model that invites everyone to participate. Meeting agendas form around topics of real interest and value to everyone who attends.
In 2019, the Community Roundtable model is being shaped around the theme of ‘Building a Stronger Bitterroot’.
SPECIAL ABILITIES CAMP & STEPPING STONES MINI-INTERNSHIP
Special Abilities Camp partners school aged children with autism with Youth Farm Interns as counselors for a day camp experience at the farm. This program is held in cooperation with Bitterroot Arts for Autism.
New in 2019 is Stepping Stones- a four day mini-internship program for high functioning kids on the Autism spectrum who are aged 12 and up. Stepping Stones is intended to provide farming and gardening experiences that build on each other.
The Homies Program will bring kids living at the Linda Massa Youth Home to the farm for weekly field and kitchen days, offering real job skills training and capacity building for kids in the system. Youth will learn cooking skills on Sundays by preparing the snacks for the weekly farm program participants, and will assist with making the weekly multi-farm CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) share boxes on Tuesdays. Both days they will experience the farm and its animals by doing simple chores and short work projects.
Kinder-Gardeners Program is in its eighth year as a partnership with the kindergarten teachers in the Hamilton school district. Kinder-gardeners provides a three part series for young children, including one fall and two spring farm visits. It is a playful and engaging way to introduce the seasonality of our region to young children, while inspiring them to develop a lifelong interest in their food system.
Parent-Child Volunteers Program introduces the concept of service though work while spending time together. Every Wednesday from April through November, parents and their young children will have fun learning and working side by side and will then share a snack together.
On Deck YOGA will utilize our newly constructed post and beam platform-stage to hold regular yoga classes for farm program groups as well as the general public. This is intended to be in cooperation with the local Yoga Co-op!