Farm Team: A Youthful Summer Force

Calling all high school-aged youth with a passion for being outside and digging in for a good cause. Join Gaining Ground’s Farm Team to work with others your age any Tuesday or Thursday morning from 9:00 a.m. until noon, rain or shine. The goal is to assist the farmers in tackling essential projects for the day, while also having a fun way to work with peers during the summer. Lexi and Ava of Concord-Carlisle High School are co-leaders for this year’s Farm Team.

Sign up on Gaining Ground’s website as an individual for any Tuesday and/or Thursday morning when you are available. Join the Facebook group, Varsity Farm Team, for updates posted by the co-leaders.

Last year’s Farm Team accomplished record amounts of work, with about six people showing up on a regular basis. According to last year’s leader, Henry Nelson, “the biggest reason for Farm Team’s success was actually a simple one: We liked what we were doing. Even when there was a less desirable task, it was easy to get a conversation going to get our minds off the work. Because we are all high schoolers, we found we could relate to one another in many aspects of our lives.”

If this sounds appealing, please sign up here or send an email with any questions. The farmers appreciate working with those who are eager to make a difference.