YO! Youth Organics

YO! is a garden project engaging and partnering with youth through skills training in sustainable agriculture and community organizing.

Youth Organics! seeks to create a just, local, sustainable community food system where everyone has access to safe, healthy foods, regardless of income, where farmers receive a fair price for the food they produce, and the land and the people are once again in relationship.

Youth Organics! provides leadership opportunities, a challenging environment and a space for personal development, for middle school and high school students from Albany through hands-on learning experiences in an outdoor setting.

Youth Organics! facilitators work together with students to think about creative ways to put learning to use, and to make change in our lives and neighborhoods. Students will be asked to think critically about their neighborhoods, to consider what is beautiful about them, and what is oppressive.  Through nutrition education, artistic expression and service learning YO aims to inspire youth-directed change in the Capital District.


2014 Summer Program

To sign up to volunteer for 2015 YO! program, contact Amanda Wilson  amanda.wilson@grandarts.org or call (518)-336-6133.



Trip to Duncan’s Dairy Farm, 2011

Summer 2011 Group Photo



YO! Third Ave Garden. 2010

Painting the Shed at the 3rd Ave Garden. 2010

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St. Anthonys Exterior

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Have a look at our neighborhood through this short Youth FX documentary that reveals the hopes and dreams of Abdul Nur, the “Mayor of Grand Street.”