Teenagers as gardeners?
I am a supervisor of a juvenile community garden where teens work off their fines for non-violent offenses--like traffic tickets or shoplifting (instead of having their parents pull out their checkbook to pay the fine for them). I'm always wanting ideas from other gardeners to SPARK the kids' interest in gardening. After all they will be the future caretakers of our earth. All of our vegetables that are harvested go to a local food bank. It's a great program, but my city and just ONE other city in the big state of TX have this juvenile community garden program. Remember that these kids don't want to be there in the first place!
Also, I'd like everyone who reads this message to find out if this program would work in your own city. And if not, why?