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Join the 2011 Youth Farm Team
Join the 2011 Youth Farm Team

Discover the wonders of nature by becoming a member of Blandford Nature Center’s Youth Farm Team! View the 2011 fact sheet to learn more about these brand new youth opportunities. Youth Farm Team programs are offered to area youth ages 12 to 16 years of age.

Blandford’s Youth Farm Team is led by Michigan certified teacher, Jesica Lamden. Participants will discern the ins-and outs of sustainable agriculture and also receive an introduction to what it means to be a local “green” business. The Youth Farm Team will also assist Blandford’s own sustainable farmer, Aaron Snippe, with daily farm chores such as weeding, organic pest management and building healthy soil. Here, agriculture leads the way as nature reveals itself through germinating seeds, plant and insect relationships, soil science, companion planting and so much more! Graduates of the Youth Farm Team will have the opportunity to serve as Youth Farm Team Leaders in the summer of 2012 and work more in depth with the Blandford farmer.

Review the Fact Sheet, then complete and return the Application Form before the Youth Farm Team spots fill up! Please contact Jesica Lamden, Youth Farm Team Coordinator, at 616.735.6240 extension 14 if you have any questions or if you are interested in obtaining a scholarship.