The Youth Farm Cooperative is a cooperative farming business run by the youth who join. The youth garden and sell their harvest at the downtown and pocket markets. The Youth Farm Cooperative provides an opportunity for the youth to grow and develop their gardening, business and entrepreneurship skills. The youth make operational decisions and share in the proceeds from their markets. The youth are also able to earn a summer school entrepreneurship credit, or just volunteer.
Rain and Heat Day Policy
If a rain day occurs, it is the student’s responsibility to meet at Mitchell Woods Public School at 8:30 am as there will be an attendance sheet. A facilitator will be at the farm to ensure no one accidentally goes to the farm and direct them to Mitchell Woods.
If a heat day occurs, the Farm Facilitator will make the decision whether it is safe to work outside or not. This can occur any time from 8:30 am – 11:00 am. Any temperature exceeding 35 degrees with the humid index is considered dangerous to work outside. If the decision is a heat day, the students will go to Mitchel Woods Public School.
How to join and download application
Download and print the application then bring it into the office located at 495 Willow Road, Guelph Ontario, N1H 7C7, Portable #1