Reverend Marjani Dele, Teen Farming Cooperative

The Teen Farming Cooperative is a new project to address the lack of access to healthy snacks and lack of economic opportunities among teens in the DC Metro Area. They are developing a training to teach teens to grow sunflowers sustainably, harvest the seeds and build their own small businesses marketing their organic, locally produced sunflower seeds. Participants who experience this training will not only learn about nutrition and learn to grow their own nutritious snacks, they will develop their own business cooperative and through a simulation experience, marketing their product and creating their own jobs.

Reverend Dele will use TPP funds to will launch the Teen Farming Cooperative and build the curriculum and training manuals for the project, as well as purchase materials to use during the training.  Rev. Dele came to us via our partnership with Green for All.