We believe there is nothing more empowering and valuable than teaching a young person how to grow, cook, and preserve their own food. Food education imparts transferable skills that can lead to myriad job opportunities. Food growing also builds self-sufficiency and self-confidence and is one way youth can help their communities, their environments, and the planet. Finally, connecting youth to nature is extremely beneficial for everyone’s mental and physical health.
With funding from Clean Foundation, Nova Scotia Department of Community Services Youth Development Initiative, the Career Rising program, and CBRM Recreation’s Active Living Department, we have been able to create engaging, inspiring, meaningful, and well-paying work opportunities for youth here in New Waterford.