The Youth Farmers program is a paid apprenticeship for youth, ages 14-19 years old, living in Red Hook, Brooklyn. Apprentices are involved in all parts of running the farms - planting, weeding, harvesting, composting, marketing, outreach, and more. Beside learning to be an urban farmer, you will also develop your job and leadership skills, while positively engaging with your peers, the community, and the environment.

Quick facts for applying to be a Red Hook Youth Farmer:

  • Comfortable working outdoors, in all kinds of weather

  • Must be open to learning and trying new things

  • Work sessions are: Tuesdays and Thursdays after school, and Saturdays

  • Program runs from April 2 - June 22

  • We’ll grow fresh vegetables in Red Hook for the community, while learning about agriculture, food, plants, food justice, and the environment.

  • Develop skills in teamwork, leadership, problem-solving, and communication

  • NO PRIOR EXPERIENCE NECESSARY - we will train you!

  • This is a learning opportunity, but also a paid job: $15/hr

  • Open to high school students, grades 9-12

  • Must live in Red Hook, Brooklyn

Applications for the spring 2019 program will be available soon!

For more information, please contact Souhair Kenas, Youth Programs Coordinator: souhair@rhicenter.org