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

“I feel happy and proud because I’m able to help the people in this community, all of our food benefits them. You’re really helping people a lot with this program and learning a lot too.”

Xochitel, Youth Participant, Age 16

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. We are working on our summer 2021 program. Please check back soon or contact Grace Hardy for more information.

For more information contact:

Grace Hardy
Youth Relations Manager

 

Xochitel holding zucchini

Youth led gardens & businesses

tons of produce sold

households served

Check Out Our 2020 Highlights!

Kids Harvesting in Garden
Boys harvesting Cabbages in Garden
sorting greens
Sarah bagging kale
Boy harvesting veggies
Kendaya harvesting tomatoe
Kerry drawing outside
Vicking smiling at drawing
Youth drawing outside under tent