Crew Member: Saturday
Every day at Grow Dat starts with a short game. It’s a chance for us to get to know each other and have fun before we get to work. We’ll share thoughts on the quote of the day and talk through the day’s schedule. Opening circle is usually facilitated by youth leaders.
We split up into crews for the day’s work on the farm. Common tasks are weeding, seeding new plants, transplanting, harvesting produce, or moving compost to build soil fertility.
Back out in the field
Workshops help us understand how and why we do this work. We learn from the land-- studying soil, insects, and ecology up close. We learn from each other by sharing stories and thinking about how we work together in a diverse community. And we learn about systems as we think about how our food gets to our tables and what a more sustainable and just food system could look like.
Real Talk & Reflection
Every other week we give and receive feedback called Real Talk. Crew members hear 3 positives (things they’re doing well) and one delta (an opportunity for growth) from their crew leaders and ACLs. As the program continues, Crew Members give feedback to their supervisors & eachother.
We end each day like we started; in a circle. We reflect on the day and hear from everyone in the circle because we know that everyone’s voice is important.