C.R.A.F.T. Days

Youth CRAFT Days are modeled after the Collaborative Regional Alliance for Farmer Training which aims to increase educational opportunities for apprentices through on-farm learning experiences.  Youth CRAFT Days are intended to build relationships and collaboration between youth food justice organizations and learn from experienced practitioners.  Youth CRAFT Days are hosted by participating youth organizations and by other partners providing relevant training.  These half-day experiences provide leadership opportunities for the youth hosts and give participants a broader view of the food-justice movement.

 Download a copy of our UPDATED- 2017 CRAFT Day Calendar .

Would you like to host a Youth CRAFT Day? Host organizations receive a stipend to cover refreshments and supplies, and can expect 20-50 participants depending on schedule and your capacity.  The season for Youth CRAFT Days is April-October, and we hold our annual summit in November. Youth CRAFT Days may be held weekdays and Saturdays.

This is a skill sharing and learning experience. Please ensure that your proposals reflect such requirements. Submit an agenda, after completing your proposal form, to theyfjn@gmail.com for further selection.

Please fill out the form correctly. Proposals are due on MARCH 10TH, 2018.

 

Upcoming C.R.A.F.T. Days


Rockaway Youth Task Force [RYTF]

Date: July 29th, 2017

Location: Location: [CORNER OF ] Beach 58th St + Beach Channel Drive, Arverne, NY 11692, United States

Time: 11 AM – 3 PM

Agenda: RYTF youth will be facilitating a workshop on intersectionality, discussing how food justice issues are interconnected to climate change as well as other issues affecting communities of color.
REGISTER HERE: https://goo.gl/forms/P7y2HYRLHD3cHjSh2


*Connecticut: Green Village Initiative

Mission: Green Village Initiative is a non-profit in Bridgeport, CT whose mission is to create social, economic and environmental change through a unified network of urban farms, community gardens and school gardens. Through our programs, we promote and educate about nutrition, healthy eating, agriculture and gardening in an urban setting.

Date: August 4th, 2017

Location: 1469 Reservoir Ave, Bridgeport, CT 06606

Time: 10 – 3PM

Agenda:10-11:30: GVI tour and discussion: what GVI does, does well, and wants to do in the future

11:30-12: Lunch

12:-1:30: Sustainable careers: how youth programming in urban agriculture fosters rewarding careers for program youth

1:30-3: social time, movie/short films, snacks, team building across networks

REGISTER HERE: https://goo.gl/forms/VeAxj3mHtKZ2DjHk1


SWALE

Mission: Swale is a platform that encourages public land stewardship through active engagement with edible plants. Swale is built atop a 5,000 square-foot barge that travels to public piers in New York City partnering with local organizations to offer educational programming and welcoming visitors to harvest fruits and vegetables for free. Conceived as a public sculpture, Swale works to addresses food access and proposes a model for integrating food into urban landscapes.

Date: September 23rd, 2017

Time: 11 AM – 3 PM

Location: TBD.

Agenda: SWALE will engage young adults in a tour of Concrete Plant Park led by Youth Ministries for Peace and Justice through the Center for Community Organizing [YMPJ]. Including a visioning activity related to a proposed idea about Public a Greenway along the Bronx River that includes a food forest and farm in Concrete Plant Park.

REGISTER HERE: https://goo.gl/forms/rXr1imKv10INenyH3


East New York Farms!

Mission: East New York Farms Project is to organize youth and adults to address food justice in our community by promoting local sustainable agriculture and community-led economic development.  East New York Farms! is a project of the United Community Centers in partnership with local residents.

Date: October 7th, 2017

Time: 10AM- 2PM

Location: 613 New Lots Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11207

Agenda:10AM-Arrive on Farm

 10AM-10:30AM- Tour of UCC Youth Farm

 10:30AM-12PM- Volunteer Work on our Farm Site

 12PM-1PM- Break for Lunch at UCC Youth Farm/Special Event Hot Pepper Eating Contest

 1PM-1:30PM- Pt. 2 Volunteer Work

 1:30PM- Clean Up and Farewell.

REGISTER HERE: https://goo.gl/forms/rOc3TZuXe4qFqeHd2

However, if you are interested in hosting please fill out the CRAFT Day Proposal Form .

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