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Seed Crew

About the Position


This is the first opportunity for youth to get involved with Soul Food Project. We will recruit 10 youth aged 14-17 from Marion County. Through the 6 week program (June 11 - July 25 2024), participating youth work together to manage urban farming plots. This youth-led initiative provides experiential learning opportunities, employability training, implementation of real-world life and business principles, service to the community, and an outlet for local agriculture. 


Selected participants are taught to manage Soul Food Project's Veggie Box Program (CSA) under the guidance of experienced adult leadership while they learn the value of dedication, teamwork, planning, and agriculture. This is a paid program--youth can expect to work up to 30 hours a week starting at $11/hour.  Participants will be involved in managing all aspects of urban agriculture including planning, maintaining, managing, and distributing urban farm products from carrots to zucchinis. Ideal candidates are team players that enjoy problem solving, hard work, and playing in the dirt! 


To be eligible for this position, prospective candidates must:

  • Be 14-17 Years Old (must be 14 by June 11)

  • Have completed an application by March 15th. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

  • Be invited for and complete an interview during the week of March 26th. 

  • Be available to work the full six weeks. See Dates below. 

  • Marion County Resident

  • Seed Crew Orientation: May 11, 2024

  • Leadership Training (Returning youth only) : June 4, 2024 - June 8, 2024

  • Seed Crew Dates: June 11, 2024 - July 25, 2024


All Seed Crew members will work approximately 28-32 hours a week and be paid $11/hour. 



If you have any questions about the program or application process, please direct your email to

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