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Newsletter 8.6

Newsletter 8.6

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Week1·June20,2012·www.hspsfarm.blogspot.com
 
 
THE HIGH SCHOOL FOR PUBLIC SERVICE YOUTH FARM
NEWSLETTER 
Farmer Column
Oursummeryouthprogramisgoingalongswimingly!YoumayhaveseenyouthworkinghardonthefarmduringyourCSApickuporsellingatthefarmersmarket.Thankstooursummeryouthleadersprogram,wehave12youthwhoareemployedonthefarmduringJulyandAugust.Wearecurrentlyinoursixthweekoftheprogramandthestudentshavereallymasteredtheartofbedpreparation,irrigation,compostandweedingatthispoint.Theyarealsolearningaboutfoodjustice,botanyandpestmanagement.Twoofourreturningstudents,TyasiaandShinekahavetakenonleadershiprolesatthefarmersmarket.Beonthelookoutforthemandsayhello!Alsokeepaneyeoutforanunveilingofasecretyouthcreatedvalueaddedproductatthemarketinthenexttwoweeks.Wealsohaveyouthcookingdemonstrationswithingredientsfromthefarmduringeachfarmersmarket.Itisagreatwaytomeetthestudents,tasteourproduceandlearnnewrecipestopreparesummervegetables.JustthispastSaturdayouryouthledourvolunteerdaywithadultvolunteersfromthecommunityandtheCSA.Itwasfuntoseetheinteractionsbetweenthetwoagegroupsastheyworkedtogethertolearnnewskills.ItisdefinitelyhardworkworkingonthefarmasoursummeryouthleaderMyrandaadmits.Shesaysitwasharderthansheanticipatedbutisreallyenjoyingworkingasateamandseeingherworkpayoff.StopbythefarmanytimeWednesday,FridayorSaturdayandouryouthwouldlovetogiveyouatourandgetyoudirty!-
 AnitaSingh,SummerYouthCoordinator
Farm News and Notes
Newatthemarket:
RedJacketjuices!WeareexcitedtoofferfreshfruitjuicefromupstateNewYorkatourmarket,againthisweek.
CommunityVolunteerDay
 SaturdayAugust18th,10am-2pm
JoinusattheFarmandgetyourhandsDirty!Pleasebringahealthylunch,awaterbottle,andworkclothes.Noopentoedshoesorsandals.Youthundertheageof13mustbesupervisedbyanadult.
FreeCommunityWorkshop:CreativeSalads(YOUTH-LED)
 SaturdayAugust18th,2pm-3:30pm
Saladsareeasytomake,easytopackforlunch,andchockfullofnutrients.Thesearenowimpysalads:theyarebigonflavorandwillgiveyoulotsofenergy.SummerYouthFarmerswillleadworkshop.Remember:Youcanalwayscomejoinusforvolunteerworkduringourfarmersmarket-Wednesdaysfrom2:30to6:30.
 
Week8·August6,2012·www.hspsfarm.blogspot.com

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