Northshore Magazine

November 2014

Northshore magazine showcases the best that the North Shore of Boston, MA has to offer.

Issue link:

Contents of this Issue


Page 103 of 259

50 FERNCROFT RD, DANVERS MA SAT. NOV 22 ND 10AM - 5PM SUN. NOV 23 RD 9AM - 4PM CERAMICS METALS SCULPTURE FASHION / JEWELRY GOURMET FOOD ART/MXD MEDIA GO GOAT MILK SOAPS ORGANIC BEE PRODUCTS... Construction & Project Management Enterprise ne 102 food in a homeless shelter, where they not only help with the labor but also gain an understanding of the issues surround- ing homelessness. Additionally, they learn why some people have ready access to fresh, local food while others don't. "At the root of the program," explains Harrison, "is the hope that, empowered with knowledge and the skills to share it with others, graduates will work to raise awareness of these issues among a diverse range of audiences." Beyond providing educational employment for young people and food for hunger relief organizations, The Food Project serves as a nationwide model for other youth de- velopment programs. "Even projects completely unrelated to farming can draw on our methods for building inspired, diverse, and productive youth communities," says Harrison. "People from across the country visit us to learn about our work, and [then] return to their communities inspired to accelerate the movement for real food." The program's incredible value is given voice by Julia Fibb. A senior at Hamilton-Wenham High School, Fibb was introduced to The Food Project her freshman year. "I always loved gardening and doing things outside," she recalls. "We've always had a vegetable garden." Fibb's mother encouraged her to apply, suggesting it would be an excellent opportunity. "I approached it as a job, not knowing what was going to come of it," says Fibb. "It has turned into this huge passion that I have." The very articulate Fibb explains that she entered the program a painfully shy, quiet girl who was petrified to speak in front of others. "Now, I do a lot of facilitating with differ- ent organizations, groups, and youth in the program," she says. "I grew tremendously as a facilitator." Fibb is heading to college soon, where she plans to study Food Field: Long Hill in Beverly is one of the locations where the youth work.

Articles in this issue

Links on this page

view archives of Northshore Magazine - November 2014