Creating Change: GreenLeaf
Waking up on an early summer morning, you peek out the window to see the Denver sky: sunny, cloudless, cerulean blue. You put on sunscreen, work clothes, old sneakers. Water bottle in hand, you hop on the bus and get ready to report for a day of hard, satisfying labor planting seeds, pulling weeds, turning compost, watering, harvesting, and tending an organic urban farm. You're a 15-year-old farmer – a GreenLeaf agri/cultural intern.
Working at GreenLeaf is a unique, life changing experience. We equip young people with the literal and figurative tools necessary to dig in to create change on our farm and in our communities (including shiny new hand tools, thanks to KGI). Our youth gain years of experience in farming, learning about our food system and how we can make it better. This experience with food justice creates deep change within our youth. As one of our newest members said this spring, “GreenLeaf is one of the coolest places to be, and all the people here are great. I feel like GreenLeaf is going to change me to be a better person, and I am going to have a lot of fun.”
Thank you, KGI, for supporting GreenLeaf!
KGI is a nonprofit community of over 30,000 people who are growing some of our own food and helping others to do the same.
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