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Live, Eat, Grow Internship Program

The L.E.G. Internship Program is open to high school students who want to learn about gardening and apply that knowledge in their communities. Interns commit 80 hours to learn gardening, communication, and leadership skills through hands-on experiences at Arcadia Farm as well as other community gardens in the Route 1 area. Interns are then paired with a L.E.G. Garden Partner where they help overall garden management and the planting and harvesting of produce. Interns receive a stipend as part of their training and community service. 

Applications are open to students who fulfill the following requirements:

  • Must be at least 14 years old
  • Rising high school grade student 
  • Live in a community serviced by a Partner Organization*
  • Interested in food, gardening, agriculture, environment
  • Dependable, organized, motivated 
  • Able to commit to a 6 month program

*See list of Partner Organizations.

Applications for the 2022 L.E.G. Internship Program will be open in October 2021. Sign up HERE to be notified when the 2022 L.E.G. Internship Program Application is available.

 

Become a L.E.G. Internship Program Partner

Arcadia is seeking partner organizations that are interested in receiving intern support for their community gardens. Partner organizations will work with Arcadia to recruit interns from their community. Partner organizations will receive advice on the design, planning, and management of their community garden from Arcadia. After the initial intern training period, the partner organizations will host 1-2 interns to complete at least 30 service hours in the community garden.  

Partner organizations benefit from having community youth helping in their garden. Having local youth supporting the garden builds ownership and investment in the success of the garden and contributes to its sustainability.  

Please email Juan Pablo Echeverria, Arcadia’s Outreach and Education Coordinator at JuanPablo@Arcadiafood.org for additional information on becoming a partner.

 

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