Applications are now closed.
The application deadline for Garden Warriors was May 1st. Please check back next year starting in February for 2019 youth applications.
4 days each week, Mon-Thurs. Three and Four-week sessions covering gardening, nutrition, physical activity, and Native culture and language for teens ages 13-18. Participants are paid a stipend for their work in program and are paid for their time working at farmers markets.
Garden Warriors Session I - Three Week Session
Garden Warriors in Session I learn the basics of organic agriculture and healthy cooking fundamentals. Youth have the opportunity to cook healthy lunches in the kitchen and to work at farmers markets. We encourage first-time youth to apply for this session. Previous Garden Warriors may also participate.
Garden Warriors Session II - Four Week Session
In Session II, returning Garden Warriors deepen their knowledge and improve skills from previous seasons. Youth learn seed saving and hand pollination. Youth also have the opportunity to cook healthy lunches in the kitchen and to work at farmers markets.
Garden Warriors often have the opportunity participate in a cultural activities and camps in addition to program. In 2017, Garden Warriors II went to a Kiwenz Ojibwe Language camp as well as went wild ricing.
We are currently hiring for a Youth Programs Coordinator. Please contact Diane Wilson if you have any urgent questions about youth programs. You can reach Diane at firstname.lastname@example.org or call at 612-874-4200 (ext 104).