Ithaca Youth Farm Project

Established in 2009 to create opportunities for youth to learn leadership, collaboration, and communication skills, The Youth Farm Project now grows 3-4 acres of crops on a yearly basis.  The food is sold at low-cost to community members and used to provide free, fresh snacks to 1,600 Ithaca Elementary School students.  In addition to creating about 25 jobs for area youth, the Project also engages youth through cooking classes, school field trips to the farm, and other educational opportunities.