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North Lawndale Green Youth Farm

2012 North Lawndale GYF Participants

PHOTO: Antonio

Antonio
Crew member, second season

Age: 16

High School: North Lawndale College Prep

Favorite vegetable: carrot

“I like the team builder. I also like the vegetables we eat.”

PHOTO: JohnJohn
Crew leader, second season

Age: 18

High School: North Lawndale College Prep

Favorite vegetable: carrot

“What I like about Green Youth Farm is the way the program provides the opportunity to allow students to do something positive.”

PHOTO: ArtaesiaARTAESIA
Crew member, second season

Age: 17

High School: North Lawndale College Prep

Favorite vegetable: cucumber

“Green Youth Farm is a good and challenging experience. You gain and obtain new skills/ideas.”

PHOTO: KejuanKejuan
Crew member, first season

Age: 16

High School: North Lawndale College Prep

Favorite vegetable: lettuce

“I like that we’re getting paid and we get to have fun when we come to work. I also like the field trips.”

PHOTO: BrandonBrandon
Crew member, first season

Age: 18

High School: Farragut Career Academy

Favorite vegetable: carrot

“One thing I like is the environment (people I hang around/work around). The second thing is just being able to be myself around everybody.”

PHOTO: KetaurahKetaurah
Crew leader, third season

Age: 18

High School: Collins Academy

Favorite vegetable: cucumber

“At Green Youth Farm, I like interacting with new people and forming new bonds. I like how the team: builders bring us closer to each other and help us work as a team.”

PHOTO: BreannaBreanna
Crew member, first season

Age: 17

High School: Collins Academy

Favorite vegetable: turnip

“I like learning new things about health and vegetables. I also like the trips we take.”

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Crew member, first season

Age: 16

High School: North Lawndale College Prep

Favorite vegetable: carrot

“One thing I like about the Green Youth Farm is how we communicate. I also like how I can be myself here.”

PHOTO:DemarcusDemarcus
Crew member, first season

Age: 17

High School: North Lawndale College Prep

Favorite vegetable: turnip

“I like the work ethic. I like the way it’s organized.”

PHOTO: MoeshaMoesha
Crew member, first season

Age: 15

High School: Collins Academy

Favorite vegetable: lettuce

“I like that it’s a lot of teamwork. I like the fieldtrips.”

PHOTO: DuaneDuane
Crew member, first season

Age: 17

High School: Marshall

Favorite vegetable: tomato

“I like learning new stuff and being active. I learned a lot of stuff I never knew before.”

PHOTO: TanejaTaneja
Crew leader, second season

Age: 17
High School: North Lawndale College Prep

Favorite vegetable: bok choy

“I like the fact that I’m not only bettering my knowledge within the food industry, but I’m also bettering the community. It gives my peers and me, teenagers, a place to grow and learn as well as build a healthier happier life.”

PHOTO: EvonEvon
Crew member, first season

Age: 16

High School: Collins Academy

Favorite vegetable/fruit: strawberries

“I like making new friends. I like trying new things and food.”

PHOTO: WaymonWaymon
Crew leader, second season

Age: 19

High School: Collins Academy

Favorite vegetable: purple haze carrots

“I like that we get to learn about different vegetables, and how we eat better and live a healthy life.”

PHOTO: HeribertoHeriberto
Crew member, second season

Age: 17

High School: Farragut Career Academy

Favorite vegetable: tomato

“I like being able to travel and meet new people. I also like getting a pay check for all the hard work.”

 

2012 North Lawndale Farm Staff

PHOTO: Kelsey MillerCarson Poole, Grower

PHOTO: Lauren Loomis

Erica Johnson, Intern

PHOTO: Kevin Hovey

Liz Euhler, Intern