The Community Food Bank's Youth Farm Project will conduct two programs aimed at giving participants a greater understanding of food resources.

The Summer Street Team program is a three-week intensive exploration of the community's food systems. Participants will investigate sustainable agriculture and local food resources as a way to build healthy communities; make field trips to local farms, backyard gardens, grocery stores and soup kitchens; and take part in a community-wide event at the end of the program

The program will run weekdays from June 28 to July 16 and Street Team members will receive a $200 stipend. Youths 15 to 20 years of age are eligible and applications are due by June 14.

The Youth Farm Project's 2010 Fall Youth Apprentice Program, a farm–based learning opportunity for youths who express interest in learning where food comes from, will run from September 11 to December 18. Youths will participate in Saturday work days and learn the aspects of sustainable food production.

The program is held at the Community Food Bank's 10-acre Marana Heritage Farm located off Tangerine Road. in Marana. The program is seeking youth 15 to 20 years of age. The application deadline is September 1. For more information on the programs, call 873-7401 or e-mail

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