30 Hall St. Suite 302 Phoenixville, PA 19460 610-886-4900        FEIN: 27-0268541

Youth Seed Enterprise

“I learned the importance of knowing where your food comes from, and how to provide your own food… all the great speakers and the amount that I learned exceeded my expectations… the most important aspects of the program were understanding food justice and helping our community.”

Ceara, Youth Participant, Age 18

Youth Seed Enterprise is an 8-week summer project for teens 13-18 years old. A team of young people engage in activities that focus on food justice, sustainable gardening, community engagement and entrepreneurship. Teens tackle food injustice issues facing their community and design and implement an innovative, pay-as-you-will, youth-led Community Supported Agricultural (CSA) model that offers fresh, organic produce to area neighbors on a weekly basis; all while learning skills in sustainable agriculture, networking and being a powerful voice in one’s community. The teens grow, harvest and distribute the CSA shares, and crops are subsidized and diversified through partnerships with corporate gardeners in Trellis’ Food For All program. Together, young people, the community and volunteers exercise their right to grow, sell and eat healthy food that is fresh, nutritious, affordable and grown locally with care for the well-being of others and the planet. Each teen receives an educational grant for their participation.


Hannah Davis
Director, Montgomery County Youth Programs


Summer 2019 Highlights!