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Youth Garden Apprentice Program

Wyckoff House Museum

Summary

The Youth Garden Apprentice Program (GAP) provides first-hand experience cultivating organic vegetables, herbs, flowers, and perennials on our 1.25 acre site. The garden includes raised beds for seasonal vegetables and medicinal herbs, as well as fruit and nut trees, wildflowers, roses, and native plants. You will learn alongside qualified gardeners/urban farmers, fellow apprentices, and community members of all ages.

Qualifications

  • You will be entering the 10th, 11th or 12th grade in Fall 2024
  • You currently have or will get your working papers (Employment Certification) 
  • You have or are able to set up a bank account to receive payment via electronic transfer
  • You live in Brooklyn. Priority will be given to students who live or attend school in East Flatbush, Canarsie, Brownsville, Flatlands or Flatbush
  • Interests
    • You are eager to learn about growing and taking care of plants
    • You want to explore the connections between food and people
    • You like being outdoors and enjoy working outdoors  in the sun, light rain, and with dirt
    • You are collaborative and willing to work alongside others as a part of the farm crew

Duties

  • Farming and gardening: planting seeds and starts, harvesting vegetables, weeding, watering, composting 
  • Engaging with community members, volunteers, and visitors
  • Participating in  weekly workshops and field trips, facilitating a workshop for peers
  • Assisting with special events, including the weekly farmstand, public community workshops, seasonal programs and open volunteer days

How to Apply

Applications are due May 31st. Qualified applicants will be contacted for interviews in early June.

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PASE Impact, FY 2023

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5,200

Afterschool Professionals Supported

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151

Professional Development Events Offered

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100,000

NYC Youth Impacted

PASE believes all kids deserve a safe, nurturing space during out-of-school time where they have opportunities to explore their passions while connecting with and learning from caring adults. We exist to improve the quality of afterschool programs for children and teens living in poverty.

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