NORWAY — The Alan Day Community Garden is accepting applications for the 2015 summer Youth Leadership Program.

The 8-week leadership program, beginning June 16 and ending Aug. 15, offers youths 14 years and older the skills they need to successfully grow food and become community food leaders. Through a series of workshops, youths will gain an understanding of global and local food systems, and learn about a variety of gardening topics. Leaders will be given opportunities to host groups and give tours, lead games and activities, prepare healthy meals, and help feed others.

According to ADCG Coordinator Rocky Crockett, “We want to support a community that works together to improve the overall quality of life for everyone. We want our youth leaders to understand the value of community service, of nutritious food, and cooperation.”

Aaron Nolan, a student at Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School, will be returning for his second year of the program. Nolan said “This program has taught me the value of our community, and provided me tools with which to help others. It was an experience that opened me up to a whole new community and influenced my life.”

Each summer, the ADCG offers community members land and tools for a small fee so anyone can grow their own garden. The garden offers CSA shares, hosts a free workshop series, and provides a green space for people to meet, share a meal, and enjoy the gardens.

For more information, visit alandaygarden.wordpress.com, follow on Facebook, or call or text Crockett at 346-0708.


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