Farm Connections for Urban Youth

idea by davemadan




The Idea

theMOVE organizes farm-volunteer workdays for urban groups across Metro Boston, to connect participants hands-on with fresh food and with the labor and land that sustain us. These connections serve as a key point of inspiration for healthy, just, sustainable living.

The Specifics

theMOVE would use the GOOD Maker grant to bring 50 more youth on trips with us this year, by making possible 3 additional farm workday trips with low-income groups.

We organize trips from start to finish -- coordinating with local farms, arranging transportation, overseeing the work, running the reflections -- and we do so with folks that usually can't afford to pay for the cost of the trip. We also heavily outreach within our local communities to find folks who have never thought to step out onto a farm before. As a young organization, we're building up our pool of resources to ensure that these opportunities are available to all.

12 Pink-talk-bubble-tail

You will be prompted to sign in before your comment publishes. Post comment

This program is at the heart of community building. If people are not able to connect with their environment and resources that are essential to health, mankind is in grave danger.

by ccarrington1986
about 2 years ago | Reply

My vote is IN! ~ Veronica

by BE
about 2 years ago | Reply

Keep up the awesome work, man! Great to see your positive energy affecting so many lives in a meaningful way. Hope you win this competition - best wishes and go bears!

by anita_goldenbear
about 2 years ago | Reply

just voted...good luck bro!

by franksclee
about 2 years ago | Reply


by gfullon
about 2 years ago | Reply

theMOVE is a fantastic initiative to get children back out to farms to explore where food comes from and why the planet matters. Thanks for making this happen!

by carolinelhowe
about 2 years ago | Reply

We love theMOVE at Global Potential! Our youth benefited tremendously from Dave's organization that was completely donated and really educational in an experiential and lasting way. Thank you to theMOVE, everyone should vote for this project!

by sgogel
about 2 years ago | Reply

Thanks Sarah! We loved taking Global Potential out with us last year!

by davemadan
about 2 years ago | Reply

Your program is great for all the participants. I love the cross generational aspect and have met some wonderful people. That is what food, farming, and getting your hands dirty can do.

by Nadine Nelson
about 2 years ago | Reply

Thanks Nadine!

by davemadan
about 2 years ago | Reply

Great video! Have you guys every done any cooking classes with your fresh veggies?

by HannahWasserman
over 2 years ago | Reply

Thanks! -- yes we have done them in the past, but we should really do more.

by davemadan
about 2 years ago | Reply

Circle-1-inactive Step1-title-idea-inactive

Submission Began
Wednesday, January 04

Submission Ended
Tuesday, January 24
at 12:00 PM PST

Circle-2-inactive Step2-title-voting-inactive

Voting Began
Tuesday, January 24

Voting Ended
Tuesday, February 07
at 12:00 PM PST

Circle-3 Step3-title
Community Free for All
Community Free for All

Winner Announced
Tuesday, February 07

Comment-icon-large Have some feedback for us?
We're all ears

Never miss out on new challenges!
Sign up for the GOOD Maker Newsletter