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.
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.”