Farm & Food Teen Training Program Blog
2013 is here and we are raring to go! If you, or someone you know, may be interested in taking part in our Farm and Food Teen Training Program, we will be having an orientation Monday, February 18, 2013. It will be at First Presbyterian Church from 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. Come out, check us out, meet and greet other teens who are already involved in the program, and make your mind up. Don't miss an opportunity and wish you could have and should have.
Adopt a Teen for the Year!
What better gift can you give for the holidays than to allow an at-risk teenager the opportunity to increase his or her food security?
Your donation will allow an at-risk teenager to experience a farm has to offer: gardening, animal care and usage, land preservation, composting, and organic farming practices. In the Farm and Food Training Program they will gain a better understanding of what food is through growing and raising the ingredients themselves, then learning from local chefs how to prepare it. Some teens move on to the next level of the training and learn to run their own small food-related business. Through teaching our youth both where their food comes from and how they can grow and prepare it at home in a more limited space, we empower them to become more self-reliant in providing food and income for themselves and their families.
For $1100 (or $550 will get us 1/2 way there), your generosity will sponsor one teen to participate in our program for a year. You’ll ensure that one lucky young person from East Tennessee gets to learn these valuable life skills, improve eating and health habits, and become more effective young adults in society.
In return, we’ll keep you posted on the progress of both the teen you sponsor and the Farm & Food Training Program in general. You will receive a bi-yearly newsletter informing you of the impact your donation has had on this young life. Consider how you want to invest in the future of the region, and make a donation today.
Our new group, "THE" Group, and LOL - Lovers of Land will be out at the Greeneville Farmers Market Saturday, September 15, 2012, 9 am. - 1 p.m. LOL will be leading children activities - playing a veggie bingo game, making carmel apples, etc. "THE" Group will be leading a demonstration on pallet gardens. They are building three different styles of pallet gardens to bring and show off. They will also be building one there, and giving it away to one lucky participant in the demonstration. Come out and see how to make these unique gardens from what you have lying around.
Mini Farming Ninjas have been very busy making casseroles, freezing them, then selling them. We will be making lasagnas Saturday, September 8, 2012. Right now we have some meat spaghettis and chicken pot pies. Our small meat sphaghettis are $14, large are $24. Small chicken pot pies are $10 and large are $16. We still have some large veggie pot pies for $14. Check out the picture of the lasagnas we have made, tomorrows will look just as good. They will be $14 for the small and $24 for the large. Contact us and reserve yours today, 423-636-8171, local pick up available.