Summer Internship for 8 th -12 th graders

[SILVER CITY, NM, May 5, 2019—] For six weeks beginning June 3, The Commons: Center for Food Security and Sustainability presents its paid summer internship program, Rooted: Youth Growing Change. This internship will bring together 8 teens (grades 8 - 12) to study how our food goes from farm to table.

The Commons will be hosting the internship this summer from June 3 - July 10. Participants will have the
opportunity to grow, prepare, and market local foods. The weekly schedule will be Mondays and Tuesdays
from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm, and Wednesdays from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. Work will be focused on preparing
produce and food to bring and sell at the Wednesday Farmers’ Market (Ace Hardware parking lot from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm). Mondays will be dedicated to working in the gardens: harvesting, tending, and maintaining the crops. Tuesdays will be spent in the commercial kitchen, preparing for Wednesday Farmers Market. The teens will work together as a team to learn farming and business skills, experience nature, explore issues of hunger and community, challenge themselves, and have fun!

Successful completion of the internship comes with many rewards: skills to grow your own food for family or market, an introduction to small business management, cooking skills, basic bio-regional food knowledge (like how to process Amaranth and Chia), a bi-weekly stipend of $100 (totaling $300 for the summer!), and professional service skills.

The limited number of spots fill up quickly, so get your application right away! Pick one up at The Commons, 501 E. 13th Street, Tuesday through Thursday from 9-4, or call 575-388-2988 or email
info@tvcgrantcounty.org, and the application can be emailed to you. Deadline for applications is May 28.

The Commons: Center for Food Security and Sustainability is a 501(c)(3) organization.

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