Are you a teen who would like to make a difference in your community, learn about sustainable gardening, and gain leadership, teamwork and culinary skills? Rutgers University’s 4-H program and Montclair Community Farms are recruiting young people ages 12 to 18 to serve at least 25 hours of community service in garden sites in Montclair, Hersey City, Kearney or Newark from June through October, at least one or two days a week. The organizers say you have to be willing to “work in soil, get dirty, learn about gardening and have fun in all types of weather.” A certificate of completion will be given to volunteers who complete at least 25 hours of service.
To participate, download and complete this form.
The Montclair Community Farms serve as hands-on resources that engage and educate the community and youth farmers in urban farming, sustainable agriculture, affordable food access, and healthy food and lifestyle choices. The Montclair Community Farms Coalition is a collaborative network of organizations including HOMECorp, Montclair Department of Health and Human Services, Montclair History Center, Montclair State University, Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Essex County, Essex 4-H and Master Gardeners, and Montclair DIGS that are committed to furthering the mission of the Montclair Community Farms. The Montclair Community Farms is generously funded through the Partners for Health Foundation. MCF works in partnership Market Taverne of Morristown, Vital Dining of Montclair, and Montclair Food Co-op & CSA.