WHO: Youth ages 16-24 and adults 50+
FORMAT: Participants must attend one 2-hour group learning session and a 6-8 hour independent Field Assignment. The Field Assignment activities may include, but are not limited to crop management and composting tasks, such as weeding, natural pest management and controls, irrigation, record keeping (garden journals), and general maintenance of the common areas in the garden and communal urban farm.
PHASE 1: Sept 1 – Dec 30, 2015
PHASE 2: Jan 15 - Jun 30, 2016
TIME COMMMITMENT: Participants must be available a without interruption for a period of 10 months, Sept 2015 to June 30, 2016. In addition, participants must be able to dedicate 8-10 hours per week for group learning sessions and field assignments in the garden.
INCENTIVE: Participant benefits include a one-year tuition-free education in urban agriculture, food justice, and community organizing. In addition, participants receive a $100 monthly stipend for three consecutive months (September, October, and November) upon completion of 4 weekly lessons and a 6-8 hour weekly Field Assignment during each of those three months.
WHO: Priority enrollment goes to residents of Boyle Heights & surrounding East side communities.
FORMAT: In addition to weekly crop management duties, members participate in two Saturday meetings per month and contribute to general maintenance of common areas and shared resources.
TIME COMMITMENT: Minimum 4-month commitment from start date, Sept - Dec 2015. 5-10 hours weekly, or what ever it takes to be a Fierce & Positively Productive Farmer!
INCENTIVE: Participant benefits include access to a fair share of all fruits and vegetables grown at PJ and the satisfaction of sharing and trading your harvest with others.
WHO: The CommuniTREE Crew consists of residents of Boyle Heights & surrounding East side communities.
FORMAT: TREE CREW participants attend a 6-8 hour Tree Care course at Proyecto Jardin taught by Oscar Sanchez, ISA Certified Arborist of Tree Care LA. Quarterly trouble shooting consultations are provided by Certified Arborists from Tree Care LA and other partner organizations.
TIME COMMITMENT: 8-10 hours per month to care for 5 fruit trees over a 12-18 period, beginning September 2015
INCENTIVE: Participant benefits include access to a fair share of all fruits and vegetables grown at PJ and the added benefit of knowing your efforts strengthen individual and collective capacity to advance community food sovereignty in Boyle Heights.