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Where Are They Now – Catch up with Skyler, Psychology Scholar!

Where Are They Now – Catch up with Skyler, Psychology Scholar!

Skyler joined the Junior Crew program at the start of his senior year to prepare financially for college. He quickly impacted the programs he worked for, such as the Lab Garden, Community Cares, and the Farm 5k. A couple of Skyler's managers also had nothing but...

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WHERE ARE THEY NOW – CATCH UP WITH SOON-TO-BE SOCIAL WORKER NATALIE V.

WHERE ARE THEY NOW – CATCH UP WITH SOON-TO-BE SOCIAL WORKER NATALIE V.

Natalie joined the Junior Crew when she was a Junior at East Hardy High School. At that time, she wasn't sure what she wanted, but she concluded through her rotations that she wasn't a farmer and didn't enjoy retail. She did not have any prior kitchen experience when...

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Where Are They Now – Catch up with Ethan, one of the original 10 JUNIOR CREW!

Where Are They Now – Catch up with Ethan, one of the original 10 JUNIOR CREW!

Five years ago, the Wardensville Garden Market consisted only of 10 high school Junior Crew Members, two leaders, and a small garden with a greenhouse. Since then, we have grown into three successful social enterprises and a staff of over 80. But, what has come of...

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Where Are They Now – Catch Up With Johna, Soon-To-Be Pastry Chef

Where Are They Now – Catch Up With Johna, Soon-To-Be Pastry Chef

Johna started working with us when she was a Junior at Moorefield High. She had a passion for baking but that wasn’t her career plan, just yet. In fact, when she first started with us she was interested in pursuing Forensic Science. After working in our bakery under...

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Where Are They Now: Ciera

Where Are They Now: Ciera

When we first opened our doors in 2016, we had only a handful of youth employees. Some of them are still around even 5 years later! We talked to one of our original crew, Cierra Riggleman-Bonilla, about what she's been up to lately and how working at the Wardensville...

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Reflections From The Field

Reflections From The Field

January through March are a flurry of activity down on the farm. With only one or two of us tending the tunnels and chickens over the holiday break, in a moseying and meandering sort of fashion, we all come back in various states of readiness to start the new year. We...

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