This summer will bring a new addition to the summer conference schedule. NOFA will be sponsoring our first Teen Summit on Food Justice and Urban Agriculture. It will take place on Sunday, August 11th at Hampshire College.
The Teen Summit is a collaboration with youth food justice/urban agriculture groups from across the Northeast. Founding groups of this year’s Teen Summit are Groundwork Somerville, Garden The Community, Mill City Grows, Grow Hartford, Urban Farming Institute.
The collaboration has been initiated in order to discuss challenges and wins in urban agriculture/food justice and racial equity. The Teen Summit will also give youth a chance to experience different career paths in agriculture and a tour of a Hampshire College’s Farm. All participating youth will be able to attend NOFA Summer Conference Workshops and will have an opportunity to meet the Keynote Speaker.