Citizen Farmers Academy
After School Program
Citizen Farmers Academy is a new non-profit youth education initiative designed to teach youth all the aspects of farming through a unique experience of starting their own farm enterprise. By following the Citizen Farmers framework they experience the whole growing cycle of a season, reap the fruits of their labor, share the harvest with their families and community and learn valuable life lessons both practical and personal. Participants will develop a deeper understanding and appreciation for how soil, farming and food affect their own personal health as well as the health of the planet.
The birthplace of T&T’s Vegetables
Started by Tilden Joffe and Thomas Dinos (with the help of their parents), T&T’s Vegetables was the first Citizen Farmers Academy enterprise. What started as a school project on entrepreneurship became a full fledged CSA program. Ten families purchased a share in the harvest and received ten weeks of fresh produce and flowers. Their enthusiasm attracted other kids, families, and leaders from across their community to come join in the fun. The next season they invited their friends to join them and the CFA continues to draw kids to the farm to learn about food, themselves, and business.
Pay it Forward
Help us grow the Citizen Farmers Academy to reach more kids and nourish our communities. If you and your child enjoyed being part of the program, consider sponsoring a child to get to share in that experience next season!
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Want to help us teach kids to farm and learn about farming yourself? Join us next season!
Season 2 – Spring 2022
Season 1 – Spring 2021
Our curriculum is based on the Citizen Farmer’s book. A team of expert farmers will guide the youth through a life changing, educational, entrepreneurial and empowering journey that culminates in earning a Citizen Farmers Badge and joining a movement of Citizen Farmers working to regenerate the soil, nourish community and inspire others to do the same.
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