Archive for the ‘Youth Agriculture Project (YAP)’ Category

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YAP at Smokey House – Great Job!

The Youth Agriculture Project (YAP) at Smokey House came to successful close at the end of August.  Many thanks to coordinator Kevin Keeker, assistant Wyll Everett, and the crew members for their great work in the garden, in the kitchen, at […]


Volunteers for Solarfest

Winding up electric fences, moving staging platforms, picking up horse poop, and removing hinges from old doors – these are some of the tasks our YAP crew did to help prep for Solarfest.  Solarfest is a 3-day, non-profit, sustainable energy […]


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Flowers and Compost Bins

Hot, hazy, and humid… that didn’t slow down our Danby crew in its second week.  With only two days of work this week because of the 4th of July, the YAP crew weeded (everything!), transplanted (flowers by the Smokey House […]


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YAP 2014 at Smokey House

The 2014 Summer Work&Learn program is up and running at TTC at Smokey House.  During our first days the crew attacked the weeds in the garden, transplanted seedlings, pulled wild (aka “poison”) parsnip, and learned about mulch and compost.   […]


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Cleaning Up with Herbal Soap

After spending most of the summer getting dirty, the Bennington YAP program started working with a “cleaner” side of gardening this fall: making handmade herbal soap. With help from Jennifer Ufnar, assistant professor of biology at Southern Vermont College, Bennington […]