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Teen Ag Crew Reflects on 2015

Thursday, December 10, MCHT’s Teen Agriculture Crew gathered with family and friends at Camden Hills Regional High School to celebrate the completion of the program’s sixth season at Erickson Fields Preserve. Individuals from several organizations that partnered with Teen Ag that year and in years past attended that evening, including Medomak Valley High School’s Heirloom Seed Project, Youthlinks, Quarry Hill, U-Maine Cooperative Extension, and staff from CHRHS.

Attendees were treated to dishes featuring Teen Ag produce prepared by MSAD 28 Food Director Susan Boivin. Erickson Fields Farm & Program Manager Aaron Englander recapped highlights of the year, including the record-breaking production and increased quantities of vegetables supplied to public schools (1,534 lbs) and food pantries (12,379 lbs). The celebration wrapped up with the Teen Ag Crew reflecting on their experiences in the program from learning farm operations to leading a workshop at the ME Youth Ag Summit at Chewonki Campground.

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