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About Youth Grow

Youth Grow is a project by the Cornell Garden-Based Learning Program that aims to provide youth in New York State with the leadership training and tools needed to become actively involved in creating sustainable localĀ  food systems.

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Project Mission:

To provide youth with the leadership training and skills to grow sustainable food systems in their communities.

Project Goals:

  • Provide youth with leadership development opportunities through a statewide summit, local workshops, and online curricula
  • Connect young leaders with peers and adult mentors in the local foods movement

Get Involved!

Whether you are a youth educator, a seasoned food systems activist, or a young person excited to find out more about where your food comes from, there are lots of ways to get involved with Youth Grow!

Contact Christine Hadekel at to find out more.