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Roots Rising

Berkshire teens finding meaning in meaningful community work.

Pittsfield teens from all walks of life work side by side towards a common goal. They learn the value of working hard, the importance of communication and perseverance, and the satisfaction of living closely with the land in service of something that matters.​

Farm & Farmer’s Market Crew

Meaningful work leaves youth feeling purposeful and capable. This program hires 42 teens a year in four seasonal Crews: Farm Crew (Summer, Fall and Spring) and Market Crew. In 2020, we plan to launch Truck Crew and a teen-run food truck, which will increase our hiring to 50 teens a year in five seasonal Crews.

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