Summers at FortWhyte Farms
Summer brings a literal buzz of activity to FortWhyte Farms, but not just from the bee hives! Young people who have been working on FortWhyte Farms projects throughout the fall, winter and spring are employed full-time as part of our Farm “internship” program.
These interns receive in-depth training in all our areas of production, assist in operating our on-site Community Shared Agriculture (CSA) box as well as our urban market stand. Working at FortWhyte Farms provides opportunities for youth to develop leadership and employment skills. As participants continue to progress through the program and build their skills, they become mentors for newer participants. Eventually the FortWhyte Farms participants will receive assistance in bridging from our program into higher education or further employment opportunities.