Roots Rising believes in the power of group work. It is not by chance that we have chosen to have our youth work together as a Farm Crew.
Groups are the foundation of our society, whether it be in the context of family, school, employment, or community.
Learning to function successfully in groups is key to positive youth development: group work teaches communication, conflict resolution, and leadership skills, as well as the development of compassion and respect.
Whether we’re coming together to build raised beds in a community garden, or attempting to finish weeding a large field of peppers before the end of the day, we have seen how overcoming challenges as a group fosters individual growth and development.