From the Ground Up
The From the Ground UP! Apprenticeship program offers at-risk youth training and mentorship in farming, gardening and entrepreneurial skills and leadership development. Apprentices assist with maintaining CSU’s five mini-urban farm sites learning how to harvest, dry, package and market herbs grown at our sites, run a community farm stand where produced from the mini-farm’s and local farmers is sold and in the future will help plan for and operate a for-profit business that distributes produce from our mini-farms sites to area restaurants and markets. Along with farming and marketing skills apprentices learn leadership skills while training other youth and adults through the Growing Healthy program, where they assist staff and pass on what they have learned to others.
Please contact FGU@csuinc.org for more information.