Cultivating Community Youth Growers from Portland, the Wolfe’s Neck Farm Teen Ag crew from Freeport, the summer farm crew here at Chewonki, the Medomak Valley High School Heirloom Seed Project crew from Waldoboro, and the Erickson Fields Preserve Teen Ag crew from Rockport. In the midst of a culture that undervalues young people’s capacity to do good work, these five organizations are set on doing that good work, and yesterday’s gathering held space for our diverse participants to give voice to their experiences. The adults in the circle, too, wanted our youth to see different systems in action: some of our organizations raise food for a food shelter, some for a CSA, some for local learning communities. We each engage in community service, livestock management, and vegetable production to varying degrees. this article published in the Boothbay Register today.