Teens Grow Greens

Milwaukee, Michigan, USA

Sometimes you stumble upon an organization that is going above and beyond in its community, and Teens Grow Greens is one of them. The non-profit offers Milwaukee’s youth an opportunity to connect with food by understanding where it comes from.

Experienced-based internships mean participants plant, tend, and harvest fruit and vegetable crops from two garden locations. They learn the science behind growing and how to cook the food they grow, taking care of their bodies, minds, and souls. The youth organization focuses on the three Rs in its teachings: responsibility, respect, and resilience, even through times of hardship. Talk about a complete curriculum!

This summer, interns are working in small groups at ten community gardens in the region. The produce accompanied by recipes will be sent home with the teens and donated to local food banks. At the end of the nine-month-long experience, teens leave the gardens as knowledgeable growers with a strong sense of community and desire to be role models.    

Growing more than just plants.

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Catherine Sherriffs

Editor at Garden Culture Magazine

Catherine is a Canadian award-winning journalist who worked as a reporter and news anchor in Montreal’s radio and television scene for 10 years. A graduate of Concordia University, she left the hustle and bustle of the business after starting a family. Now, she’s the editor and a writer for Garden Culture Magazine while also enjoying being a mom to her three young kids. Her interests include great food, gardening, fitness, animals, and anything outdoors.