Hi, my name is Jenny. I am the Youth Now Farm manager. I have been working with youth since 1973 in many capacities and within the child welfare, children’s mental health and youth justice sectors.
In 1973 I was employed at a youth ranch where I was able to take my own horse as well as work with the ranch horses and youth. Since then I have dreamed of a farm setting close to the city where youth could learn more about themselves and their personal road to success in life through interacting with animals and agriculture. I am excited about the possibilities that the Youth Now Farm can offer youth and young adults who need an alternative setting to thrive and realize their own dreams.
Jen Coorsh Market Gardener
I am an experienced and passionate vegetable gardener, with a newfound excitement for growing perennial flowers. I am interested in the transformational experience of soil, sprouting seeds and growing your own food, especially for youth. I have been working with children and youth throughout my life, most recently at a forest school in the Gatineau Hills. I am excited to be working with Youth Now as a market gardener to share my passion and sprout some seeds with the Ottawa community.
COME FOR A VISIT!
5039 Russell Road, Carlsbad Springs, ON
ABOUT THE FARM
The Youth Now Farm brings together key agricultural activities with youth engagement, youth skills development, mentorship and employment opportunities. This farming project will increase food production for Ottawa residents, raise awareness and access to locally grown food, support the positive development of marginalized youth, and benefit the community and agriculture industry through youth engagement and training.