The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission

on Tuesday, April 19, 2011 |
Position: Farm and Education Intern
Number of positions available: 3
Compensation: Unpaid
Number of Hours per week: 10-15

Based at Martin Luther King High School (MLK) in Northwest Philadelphia, Seeds For Learning is a Food Justice and entrepreneurship program run through an urban farm developed by Foundations in collaboration with the local community partners. Together, the collaboration aims to improve sustained, affordable access to high quality and locally produced food in the community; engage young adults in addressing food insecurity, and link them with job opportunities and career paths in production and marketing. The collaborative effort will increase local production through accessing vacant land, outreach and local engagement, and education involving the food pipeline from sciences and agriculture, to marketing, to healthy consumption choices.

Interns will:
  • Be responsible for reading up on the basic principles and ideas of food justice and food sovereignty before starting their internship
  • Gain experience working with urban youth of color and youth from families of low wealth 
  • Need to be able to complete tasks as assigned in an independent manner
  • Spend part of their time working on the following tasks:
    1. SFL farm/greenhouse engaging in activities with the youth from planting and harvesting to market sales
    2. As an instructor for teaching children about food, agriculture, and nutrition (no knowledge required)
    3. Outreach to the community and finding markets for selling our farm produce

Contact: tanastasi@foundationsinc.org or 215-248-2366 for more information