Entrepreneurial Gardening Programs
Entrepreneurial gardening programs are growing in popularity, and are providing non-profit agencies with new approaches to traditional job training programs. These types of programs use gardening and urban agriculture as a way to help under-served youth gain valuable job training experience though internships or jobs that focus on food system development. The format of these types of programs varies, but participants usually gain experience in all aspects of food system development, from planting, harvesting and maintaining a garden to marketing, packaging and selling garden products. Many programs pay participants for their involvement, either through hourly wages or profit-sharing, and most also train participants in interview techniques, resume writing, and other general job-related skills.
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