Please Note: Services may be impacted in response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus).
Please contact any service prior to visiting in person to receive up to date information on changes to their availability (e.g. hours of operation etc.)

Roots to Harvest

Employment and Experiential Education Opportunities

Search Agency Service

Offers young people the opportunity to engage meaningfully in the food system as growers, market gardeners and lifelong learners

Provides employment and experiential education opportunities to young people who face barriers to success in these areas, including the following:
  • S.H.O.W. (Seasonal Horticultural Outdoor Worker) Program - hires youth aged 18-30 for 5-month long contracts growing food throughout the Thunder Bay area, providing general employment training skills
  • Youth Garden Program - in partnership with the Lakehead District Shool Board, high school students aged 15-18 are hired for 6 weeks in July and August to build employment skills and get co-op credits for running one of the Urban Garden sites and working with local farmers
  • Academic Year Program (AYP) - a continuation of the Urban Youth Garden, 5-8 positions are available for part-time weekend work, finishing and processing the harvests, working on farms, assisting at soup kitchens and commencing the start-up for the next growing season (seed ordering, crop planning)
Provides interactive lessons in the classroom, presentations and guided garden tours of the Roots To Harvest urban farm sites, formatted in age appropriate and meaningful ways
Hours of Operation
0900 - 1700
0900 - 1700
0900 - 1700
0900 - 1700
0900 - 1700

Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm
Youth aged 15 and over
Application Process
Call or visit website
Documents Required
Fully Accessible
Legal Status
Nonprofit - Incorporated
Social Media
Agency Information
View Agency Profile
Last Verified On
July 9, 2021