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SUMMER 2021 YOUTH INTERNSHIP PROGRAM – WEEK 6: REFLECTIONS ON COURAGE

SUMMER 2021 YOUTH INTERNSHIP PROGRAM – WEEK 6: REFLECTIONS ON COURAGE

It’s hard to believe that Week 6 is complete and we are heading into the final stretch of this summer’s program. Last week, our interns continued to practice grit in the Charleston heat as they continued their work taking care of the gardens and spent more time growing minds and community. Last week’s educational sessions […]

SUMMER 2021 YOUTH INTERNSHIP PROGRAM – WEEK 5: REFLECTIONS ON INITIATIVE

SUMMER 2021 YOUTH INTERNSHIP PROGRAM – WEEK 5: REFLECTIONS ON INITIATIVE

We are now into the second half of the summer Youth Internship Program! Some highlights from this week include:  Lunch at Taco Boy and giving toasts to celebrate the midpoint of the internship  A virtual discussion with Kindall from Vertical Roots about hydroponics and how sustainability and technology can intersect in farming A presentation on […]

SUMMER 2021 YOUTH INTERNSHIP PROGRAM – WEEK 4: REFLECTIONS ON SUSTAINABILITY

SUMMER 2021 YOUTH INTERNSHIP PROGRAM – WEEK 4: REFLECTIONS ON SUSTAINABILITY

Time sure is flying by — can you believe we’re halfway through our summer Youth Internship Program?! We are so proud of everything our interns have accomplished these past four weeks and know there’s still so much to be done before the end of the program. During Week 4, we took a deep dive into […]

SUMMER 2021 YOUTH INTERNSHIP PROGRAM – WEEK 3: REFLECTIONS ON GRIT

SUMMER 2021 YOUTH INTERNSHIP PROGRAM – WEEK 3: REFLECTIONS ON GRIT

Tropical Storm Elsa couldn’t rain on Week 3 of the YIP. Despite the Monday holiday and a modified schedule on Thursday for the storm, the short week was still filled with lots of learning, teamwork, dedication and grit. We kicked off the week with lessons and garden work centered around compost. We were joined by […]

SUMMER 2021 YOUTH INTERNSHIP PROGRAM – WEEK 2: REFLECTIONS ON RESPONSIBILITY

SUMMER 2021 YOUTH INTERNSHIP PROGRAM – WEEK 2: REFLECTIONS ON RESPONSIBILITY

From memorable guests, engaging educational sessions and a Friday field trip that included farm friends of many species, including goats, cows, pigs, chickens and donkeys, Week 2 was one to remember.   Some highlights from the week included: Sustainable Agriculture & Soil Health lesson with Merideth Garrigan, Business Development Partner at Enlightened Soil Corp & Owner […]