Taste of Farming for Teens


Taste of Farming is a pilot program of Crown Point Ecology Center with support from the Akron Community Foundation and partnering with Countryside Conservancy. This week-long summer experience will provide high school age students, incoming freshman to recent graduates, with a chance to explore careers by visiting sites in our local and sustainable food system: small farms, a natural food grocery store, a local food processing facility, local chefs, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA), urban gardens and scientists from the Ohio Agriculture Research & Development Center (OARDC).

Students will be transported by van to several different locations, such as Greenfield Berry Farm, Mustard Seed Market & Cafe, The Ohio State University extension in Wooster, Hattie’s Food Hub at Hattie Larlham.

  • Space is limited to 14 students per week and applications will be accepted through June 15th.
  • Student responses to the application questions will be considered for final program acceptance.
  • The required $50 application fee will be refunded in full if a student is not selected for program participation.

Week One: July 10-14

Week Two: July 17-21

Please contact info@crownpt.org for additional information.

Print application is available here: Taste of Farming application