Help Us Cultivate the Next Generation of Green Leaders

Help Us Cultivate the Next Generation of Green Leaders

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Earlier this year, we launched our second Schoolyard Farm at New Urban High School. The farm is thriving, students are learning how to grow their own food and eating fresh, healthy produce. Now we’re ready to expand our high-quality hands-on programs at the school. In the spring of 2017, we will kickstart a job-training program at New Urban. We will train students in basic job-readiness, horticulture, outdoor education and food production through hands-on lessons and internships on their school farm and at our sister farm at Candy Lane Elementary.

There is a need in our community for meaningful job-training for our youth, and farm-based job-training offers so many benefits beyond technical job skills. On the farm, students learn how to care for the environment, their surrounding community and are likely to be more engaged with their school. We need to foster programs that provide these opportunities for youth now more than ever. You can help do that.

Make a donation of $10 or more to the fundraising campaign for the New Urban job-training program today and you’ll be entered to win one of the following fabulous prizes:

A free week to Schoolyard Farms’ Summer Camp, a $250 value

A free 2017 Schoolyard Farms CSA Share, a $300 value

A Taste of Milwaukie package, including gift certificates for an unlimited month at the Warrior Room, two acupuncture treatments at Acupuncture for Wellness and 5 Skate Pass to Oaks Park.

$100 in gift certificates to Dove Vivi.

$100 in gift certificates to Garden Bar.

Visit schoolyardfarmjobs.causevox.com to make a donation.

Donate $10 or more by midnight on December 31st, 2016, to be entered to win. Winner’s will be drawn and announced on January 3rd.