Colchester Farm has been a long standing resource for college students and recent graduates to learn the skills and techniques of sustainable agriculture. Now they are offering this hands-on training and experience to area high school students. Area teens come to this non-profit community supported agriculture farm and work side-by-side with an expert in sustainable vegetable production. Seasoned apprentices are, also, in the fields to guide and mentor these budding farmers. During the summer, teens have the chance to meet new people, develop valuable skills and earn service learning hours towards high school graduation.
“[VolunTeen] is a great opportunity and it’s a way for people to get their foot in the door and learn a lot about agriculture” -Kate Leier, 2014 Apprentice
“It’s nice to have the extra hands and to have such young people come out to work is good motivation for me. [the VolunTeens] are years ahead of me…and that’s something to be proud of!” -Keifer Russell, 2014 Apprentice
“The work keeps me focused and the people are amazing they inspire and motivate me.” -Tim Lindsey, 10th grader at Kent County High
“VolunTeen is flippin’ stellar…I feel like I’m really accomplishing something”. -Bryan Betley 11th grade homeschooler.
Colchester Farm’s VolunTeen Summer is still welcoming new students who are entering 9th through 12th grade. VolunTeens come to the farm every Thursday from now through August from 7:00am to 12:00pm. VolunTeens are welcome to bring their lunch and stay the afternoon for additional farm experience and occasional on-farm recreation. For more information about this or any of the other volunteer opportunities at Colchester Farm email: firstname.lastname@example.org