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The Amir Farming Fellowship is a 3-month summer experience for outstanding young adults who want to cultivate change through education and youth development. Once selected, we train you, place you at a camp, and provide you ongoing support so you can teach hundreds of children concepts of social and environmental justice.

Join us today to be a champion for tomorrow

Summer Camps

Summer camps are intentional living communities that offer the opportunity for children to develop social and emotional skills to solve problems for themselves in the present and in the future. Amir and summer camps form a symbiotic relationship so that we can provide campers and staff a break from the regular “day-to-day” of swimming, tennis, arts & crafts, etc. to think critically about our relationship to the Earth, our responsibilities to each other, and our impact on the world.

Training Seminar

This is where the magic happens. The Training Seminar gives Amir Farmers the tools and skills necessary to run their own garden program at camp. Amir brings together young adults from across the country, from all different backgrounds, and with a wide variety of garden experience to learn from one another, develop new leadership skills, and build a network that will last throughout the summer and beyond. Starting with a bare plot of land, we teach Farmers how to build vegetable beds, maintain plant health, and manage garden logistics for their specific project. Importantly, Amir senior staff helps Farmers learn to integrate educational programming into the garden and shares with them best practices for mobilizing a group of kids to work in the dirt. Farmers leave the week ecstatic, energized, and ready to lead their own project.

Oversight

Sometimes, our Farmers come into the summer with little to no garden experience. Have no fear. Amir builds an interconnected relationship with each of its camps and maintains diligent records of a camp’s garden history. We teach Farmers the “nuts-and-bolts” of gardening during our weeklong Training Seminar and during the summer, we check-in with our Farmers each week via Skype. Amir Mentors (past Farmers) serve as regional support for our Farmers during the summer, consulting with Farmers about their specific gardens’ growth, pests, and their programmatic success.

Curriculum

Written and edited by past and present Amir Famers, our Curriculum serves as a tool and resource for all Farmers. Based on concepts of social and environmental justice, the programs supplied are interactive, thought provoking, and impactful. Starting this year, Amir will be focusing its summer curriculum on a singular social-justice theme. Whether the campers are 7 or 16, the Curriculum comes prepared with different methods to appropriately adapt each program to the Farmer’s needs.

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