Take Root Summer 

Limited paid positions available for teens  willing to learn and explore urban farming opportunities. Interested? Fill out the application listed above.

Join us for a week long half-day camp learning new skills and connecting with others in the community. Registration prices on a sliding scale ($50-$150).


Take Root is a hands-on program exploring our local food system. Students work with young farmers in Roanoke City, learning to grow food and planting fruit trees. This year, after training, participants will work with youth in the community, sharing what they have learned, and helping expose a new geneartion to the benefits of community farming.

As an added benefit, young adults earn a stipend as compensation for their time and energy planting food for their community.

Students who complete our program are better able to start jobs after high school. They are more capable leaders in their community. They also access a network of resources through our partners to help them achieve their goals.