Youth Empowerment

 

 

 

Farm Hands Nourish strives to create powerful and purposeful opportunities for regional youth to grow and distribute local produce while expanding their knowledge of food systems. We seek to actively engage youth in food system education and direct action by involving them in projects that analyze the food system and food related issues in their communities. Using farming/gardening as an important basis for developing transferable skills. We provide projects that engage youth as leaders in addressing and resolving problems in their schools and in their communities. We accomplish this by partnering with local schools, community organizations, faith based groups, therapeutic boarding schools & agencies.

For the last 8 years,  FHN  hosted Global Youth Service Day in partnership with Montana Conservation Corps, The Center for Restorative Youth Justice, Montana Academy, Flathead Youth Home, and other local youth organizations. This event brought over 60 students and other youth leaders from across the Flathead Valley to develop a youth network dedicated to providing nutritious and locally produced food for themselves and their communities including families in need. Global Youth Service Day provides an opportunity for youth to come together.

In 2017 we will host GYSD on April 22nd.  Come join us in Kalispell at The Central Kitchen Garden. Contact us at: gretchen@farmhandsnourish.org for volunteer information!