Grant #18: Doug, Kayleigh, Ryan & Kristin – Gaining Ground Farm Apprenticeship Program
Gaining Ground is a community, volunteer based farm that donates 100% of all the produce they grow to hunger-relief agencies in in the Greater Boston area. Our $4,000 grant will be used to support their new full-time Farm Apprenticeship program. Last season, taking the program from part-time to full-time helped apprentices take on more responsibility sooner, freeing up experienced farmers to work with larger and more volunteer groups. As a result, Gaining Ground was able to host a record setting 2,800 volunteers who worked to harvest 60,000 lbs of produce for donation, the most the farm has ever produced. We can’t wait to hear what the Farm Apprenticeship program will do for Gaining Ground Farm in 2016.