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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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
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
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