Saturday, June 18, 2011

Event: Youth Grow Summit (2011)


Youth Grow Summit
June 28-30, 2011
Cornell University
 Ithaca, NY

Hosted by the Cornell Garden-Based Learning Program~

We are excited to announce that the Youth Grow Summit will be held at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY from June 28-30, 2011.  All high-school aged youth (14-18 yrs old) in New York State who are interested in creating a just and sustainable food system are invited to attend.

The Youth Grow Summit will be an inspiring and empowering 3-day gathering focused on fostering youth leadership in the food system. Our goal is to bring youth from across New York State together to share skills and experience, and to inspire one another around growing food and creating healthy communities. Workshops topics will include youth leadership skills, local farming, food justice, youth entrepreneurship, seasonal cooking, school food and more!

At the summit, youth will:
·      Meet and connect with other youth in the food movement
·      Gain new leadership skills and training
·      Learn practical gardening and farming skills
·      Discover Ithaca’s growing local food system
·      Eat delicious local food, make statewide friends and grow together!

Open to all high-school aged youth in NYS (14-18yrs+)
Only $30 for 3 days (includes 6 meals + free housing)
Youth and adult chaperons can register for the summit here:

For more info, visit our blog (, join our Facebook group (search for "Youth Grow"), or e-mail Christine Hadekel, the Youth Grow Coordinator, directly (

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