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CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. It’s an easy way for people to buy fresh and local produce directly from our gardens while supporting low-income, at-risk or justice-involved youth in our community. Our CSA Winter season starts January 10, 2018 and lasts 10 weeks (March 14).  The cost for 10 weekly boxes of fresh produce is $300, which allows us to provide stipends to youth in the program. 

Pick up is at Second ChanceNate's Garden Grill or Mission Edge.  If 5 or more people sign up from another location, we will deliver to you (your home or business)!        

Contact us today to reserve your space! Click here for more info!

Youth planting in the garden

1 CSA box sign up = 1 youth employed in our garden

Here’s a sample of what your Winter 2018 box might include (8-10 items, varies weekly):
 
•    Lettuce                         
•    Broccoli
•    Salad Mix                     
•    Lemons
•    Arugula                        
•    Carrots
•    Cauliflower                  
•    Oranges
•    Turnips                         
•    Beets
•    Green Onions


FARM STANDS

In order to pay our participant stipends and fund our program, we sell our produce weekly at pop-up farm stands.  We accept cash, credit/debit, check and/or EBT.

Youth working at Second Chance Farm Stand

SPECIAL EVENTS, CATERING & RESTAURANT SALES

We work with local restaurants and can make arrangements to grow special crops.  We are also able to host special events at our two urban garden sites.  

For more information about placing special orders, please contact Kristin Kvernland, Youth Garden Program Manager, at kkvernland@secondchanceprogram.org


the program

The Youth Garden is supported in part by a Community Development Block Grant from the City of San Diego, the Katz Family Trust, SDG&E, the J. F. Beyster Fund , the Schwimmer Fowler Family Fund of The Jewish Community Foundation, and individual donors like you.

The Youth Garden is supported in part by a Community Development Block Grant from the City of San Diego, the Katz Family Trust, SDG&E, the J. F. Beyster Fund , the Schwimmer Fowler Family Fund of The Jewish Community Foundation, and individual donors like you.

The Second Chance Youth Garden is a six-week job training program for young people ages 14-21. Our program combines classroom and experiential learning to increase youth awareness of urban agriculture and food justice, and help move them towards successful high school graduation or employment.

Program components include healthy cooking classes, job readiness/development and youth development workshops. Upon completion of the program, youth receive individual case management and work toward high school graduation, paid internship opportunities, employment or higher education.

All garden produce is sold through a Community Supported Agriculture Program (CSA), restaurants and pop-up farm stands.  All revenue generated from sales goes back into providing youth with stipends as well as supplies and materials. 

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BENEFITS of the program

During the six-week garden-based training program, youth seed, cultivate, transplant and harvest the fruits of their labor, while learning about composting, soil fertility, irrigation, and plant anatomy. They also acquire sales and marketing skills by helping to sell the produce. 

  • Build a work ethic
  • Receive a weekly stipend
  • Receive job placement assistance
  • Receive school credit
  • Case management
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