Weeds to Woods Naturally Urban Workforce Development Program

Weeds to Woods is a paid workforce development program providing youth ages 16-24 with nature-based skills training and leadership development on an urban farm in Baltimore. Through Backyard Basecamp, Inc.’s program, 16 Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) youth will gain experience for access to green careers, learn about Maryland’s ecological history, develop facilitation and life skills, and earn certifications in Wilderness First Aid and CPR. This project will expand what began as a pilot program.

Part of a series of articles titled 2023 Chesapeake Gateways Grant Recipients .

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Last updated: October 3, 2023