Youth Leadership 

Wild Peas Youth Leadership is a transformative summer program where teens work together to grow, harvest, cook, and market vegetables. Returning youth can apply for competitive, paid leadership positions growing food for our community.

We believe that creating paid jobs and empowering young people to play an active role in our local food systems can make positive change in our community and world. Hired Youth Leaders will have completed a previous summer of the program, agreed to meet specific expectations and attendance requirements, and have been selected from a competitive group of youth applicants. They will take significant leadership roles within the program, mentoring other youth and representing the program during public events. 

Seed Team & Harvest Team members are volunteer youth 11 and older who will work hard, learn all about organic gardening, learn to make healthy meals together, and have fun every day! They will learn, practice and model good interpersonal communication and feedback skills. Youth will gain an understanding of global and local food systems and learn about a variety of gardening topics from community leaders and educators. Youth can apply for one or both of the summer sessions:

  • Seed Team                July 7 -July 24  Wednesday-Saturday 10am-5pm. Help get the garden growing!

  • Harvest Team           July 28-Aug 13  Wednesday-Saturday 10am-5pm. Get ready for harvest time!

  • Youth Leaders           Paid, competitive leadership position- ready to help make a difference?

A healthy and sustainable food future depends on people who know how to grow food, and who can understand and teach others about food systems. We invite youths who want to positively impact their communities and help feed others.