Young Children

At Transplanting Traditions, we seek to engage the entire family. We provide programming for young children ages 3-12 during the summer months with a weekly nature-based outdoor camp focused on nutrition and physical activity. Young children with families participating in the project are able to form their own connection to the farm through engaging outdoor activities and cooking activities.  All programming is provided free to our low-income families and children and we seek donations and grants to support all programs.

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“The Youth group at Transplanting Traditions is all about possibilities in the face of challenges. These youth honor where they have come from, seek out current leadership opportunities, and make change in their community. The entire youth group at TT has done amazing documentary work with elders around foodways and culture: audio work, photography, and video. They host dinners and lead tours at the farm and they help run the farmers market stands, creating avenues for the broader community to understand their culture. The youth support each other.” ~ CEFS Food Youth Initiative program
“I was touched, as I know you will be, by her insights into her work with the farm stand last year.  She shared with me how much she learned, not only about the details of running a small business, but about working with people–both farmers and customers.  She is so sensitive to what people need, and so creative in the way she works to support them.  I loved, too, how excited she was about her own growing confidence (she was a little nervous last year about being able to serve well).  A lovely tribute to the work that you all are doing with young people!” —ESL teacher of a teen involved in TTCF programming

Click here to watch our documentary about three incredible female farmers at TTCF

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Sacrificial Poets lead a workshop exploring "I am From"
Sacrificial Poets lead a workshop exploring “I am From”
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Paw Paw and Ree Ree represent TTC Farm teens at Food Youth Initiative Summit- A 4 day youth conference based on food justice and community action, with over 25 youth from North Carolina working towards a more just food system
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On on scavenger hunt of local grocery stores and farmers markets, interviewing farmers, comparing affordability, quality, and healthy options.
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Practicing our interviewing and communication skills at the Carrboro Farmers Market.
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Teen Market Assistant Daisy (right) assisting the Market Manager at our Friday Farm Stand. Daisy is paid a stipend for her hard work and in turn is learning how to interact with customers, practicing quick math and gaining confidence in explaining her wealth of knowledge about vegetables and cooking!

Who have we worked with this summer?


Sacrificial Poets

Junior Youth Spiritual Empowerment Program

CEFS- Food Youth Initiative

Carrboro Farmers Market

Weaver St. Market

UNC School of Public Health