2015 Summer Apprentice Program
The Summer Apprentice Program is a rare opportunity for West County youth to join a dynamic and positive group of their peers for a life changing summer of intensive urban agriculture training, community engagement, mind-opening field trips and paid summer employment.
During the course of this intensive 6-week program youth are placed on small crews at 4 of our community and school gardens where they learn to work together to grow fresh, healthy organic food for our community while developing meaningful skills.
News from the Summer Apprentice Program 2015 – Week 2:
Urban Tilth’s Summer Apprentice Program (SAP) has finished its first week with our 43 apprentices working at their assigned sites. The crew leads and assistant crew leads have organized excellent learning experiences at each site, a mix of didactic sharing of knowledge and hands-in-the-soil practice. The sites are Adams Crest Farm; Richmond High School; Verde School Garden; the Greenway Garden at 16th Street and the Greenway Garden at 6th Street. The apprentices work at the sites on Tuesday and Thursday. Wednesday is a learning day at Adams Crest Farm, where the apprentices all gather for small group learning covering our curriculum.
Urban Tilth is a proud member of Friends of the Richmond Greenway
Richmond’s UNITY PARK PROJECT:
Making history in community led public space design!
Over the past five months the Friends of the Richmond Greenway, a collaborative of 17 local non profit and community organizations based in Richmond, including Urban Tilth, have embarked with the City of Richmond on an unprecedented project to actual employ a team of 57 local residents to redesign major sections of the Richmond Greenway as apart of the UNITY PARK PROJECT.
It has been a long, challenging but beautiful road so far. Yesterday, May 13, 2015, at City Hall our 5 design teams came together to review our second draft designs together and it was clear … We are doing and creating something PHENOMENAL!
LEARN more about this project visit:
See the draft DESIGN FOR YOURSELF and give your feedback!
COMMUNITY DESIGN REVIEW EVENT
Sunday June 14th 2pm – 6pm
@ 8th Street
@ 16th Street
Come out and help design UNITY PARK!
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