- Listing Type: Summer Programs
- Destination: United States
- Program Delivery: Day
- Session Start: June, July, August, September, October
- Session Length: Two Months
- Entering Grade: 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, PG
- Gender: Coed
- Category: Outdoor Adventure
- Sub-Categories: Agriculture, Animals/Nature
- Selective: No
- Ages: 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19
- Minimum Cost: Free
¡Cultiva! is a youth operated CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) garden for youth ages 12-19. Participants will plant and nurture a one acre garden, harvest the produce weekly to fill 65 CSA shares, and donate a portion of what is harvested to those in need in the local community.
Through this project, youth will learn to care for and protect the environment, how to operate a small business, and will take part in a variety of activities which create positive change for the community, the environment, and the youth themselves. The gardens are located at 1630 Hawthorn Ave. in Boulder and are easily accessed by the bike path and bus.
Description of the program
Participants work 10 to 15 hours a week tending the garden, harvesting and organizing shares for our CSA (Community Supported Agriculture), gleaning food for those in need at the Boulder Farmer’s Market, working on community projects focusing on food and hunger issues and learning about nutrition, cooking, and beekeeping.
¡Cultiva! Participants have the power to help make decisions, as a group, about many aspects of the project. Youth are encouraged to be involved with project administration, public relations, community education, as well as garden work and community service projects.