FOOD For Lane County Youth Farm is a five-acre urban educational farm in north Springfield operating as a program of FOOD For Lane County, a nonprofit at the heart of food security in the region.
Each summer, 10 to 15 teens come to grow – in many ways. They earn a wage and gain job skills and training in gardening, leadership, financial management, and nutrition while learning to grow organic produce for a 180+ member CSA program and two produce stands. Half of the crop grown on the farm goes to the food bank to support neighbors in need.
One of last year’s program participants remarked, “The farm has helped me grow in more ways than I know, and I am very proud of myself. There is a learning experience for every person, and it is a place to appreciate food.”
By Organically Grown Company