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Growing Strong

Growing Strong is a paid summer internship for high school students from Paterson and Clifton, NJ. Interns spend the summer working at City Green at our farm and markets or children’s summer camp programs while participating in food and environmental justice workshops. By working at City Green, interns positively engage with their community; benefit from purposeful mentorship and peer collaboration; and foster a personal connection to food systems, healthy eating and the environment.

The Growing Strong program has three different types of crews: Farm Crew, Garden Camp Counselors, and Farm Camp Counselors. Each crew has different everyday tasks and responsibilities, but all Growing Strong interns work in some aspect of farming, gardening, and education. 

Farm Crew

Work at the City Green Farm-Eco Center in Clifton and at Veggie Mobile Markets in our community! Farming activities include planting, weeding, watering, and harvesting. Market activities include preparing produce for the market, setting up and running City Green Farm Stands and Mobile Markets, providing engaging customer service to local residents, and representing City Green's values and mission! 

Monday, Wednesday, & Friday: 8:30 am - 1:30 pm

Garden Camp Counselors

Work with City Green staff at Garden Camp at Eastside Park! Help provide hands-on, educational garden lessons for campers ages 6-10. Assist in maintaining the Learning Garden and the gardens at our community partners' site. 

Tuesday, Wednesday, & Friday: 8:30 am - 1:30 pm

Farm Camp Counselors

Work with City Green staff at Farm Camp at the Farm Eco-Center's Learning Farm! Help provide hands-on, "Dirt to Table" garden lessons for campers ages 5-8. 

Monday, Wednesday, & Friday: 8:30 am - 1:30 pm

Applications for summer 2023 are closed.
Check back next year to learn how you can join us!
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