This year Real Food Farm had a record number of applicants (46!) for our school year high school internship. Baltimore City Public School students from neighboring schools including REACH, City Neighbors, Baltimore City College were all eligible to apply. The interview process unfolded over the course of a very rainy and cold week (thanks, Hurricane Joaquin!) in which applicants arrived to our educational hoop house and tried out work projects such as assembling a wheel barrow, constructing seed bursts and prepping farm beds for fall crops. They also sat down with the farm educators for one-on-one interviews. We were amazingly impressed by so many of the students who interviewed and had a tough time narrowing the group down to just 11. This year’s crew will be busy helping on the farm, cooking with farm fresh produce and learning about food justice. This spring, they’ll be putting their knowledge into action by hosting a youth food justice summit to bring together youth from Baltimore City who are engaged in building healthy communities. Stay tuned to this blog for updates on their weekly activities!