Leading For Justice: Food Sovereignty & Urban Farming
June 15 - Aug. 17, 2024
$10.00 / hour
Interns will see themselves as skilled and powerful gardeners able to grow food for their families and communities!
Application Deadline: Apr. 19, 2024
Virtual Interviews: Apr. 29 - May 10, 2024
Required Tax & Employment Forms Workshop: May 21 or 22, 2024
Dates: June 15, 2024
Focus: Understanding the program and schedule, discussing TGG values and co-creating Community Agreements, cultivating a sense of belonging in fun, interactive ways, learning financial literacy basics (you'll be getting a paycheck!), and, most importantly, determining what it means to "lead for justice."
Dates: June 15 - Aug. 9 and 17, 2024
Days: M/T/Th/F in-person each week until Aug. 9, plus one more Saturday on Aug. 17
Times: Typically 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Northside: Westlawn Gardens (6301 W. Custer Ave.) + various locations for additional experiences
Southside: The Cottonwood School (3760 S. 6th St.) + various locations for additional experiences
Topics & Experiences:
Learn about Milwaukee's food history
Plant, maintain, harvest, and cook fresh vegetables, flowers, and herbs
Participate in field trips to farms like Beulah Family Homestead
Showcase your learning about food justice in projects you design yourself
Contribute to food security in Milwaukee's north and south sides
Food justice is as big as giving communities healthy foods they need or creating your own small garden to produce foods to help yourself and others to become healthier individuals.
~ Alex, TGG Grad 2022