Herring Gut Now Accepting Applications for First Work Experience
Herring Gut is now accepting applications for the First Work Experience program. This program is a summer work experience for local teens. Teens will learn to be responsible employees while earning money and participating in a safe summer activity at the Herring Gut campus in Port Clyde. Eligible teens must be between the ages of 13-15 and go to school in RSU #13 or live in the district.
Throughout the summer, teens will work in the gardens planting, weeding, and harvesting vegetables as well as maintaining our aquaponics greenhouse. Once a week, teens will manage a farmstand to sell the vegetables they grow. They will also provide public tours of our aquaponics greenhouse. Teens will be introduced to topics ranging from sustainable food sources, gardening techniques, responsible money management, and how to search for a job after this program is finished.
Sessions are four weeks in length, two half days (3 hours) per week (Mondays and Thursdays), during the months of July and August. Workers are paid a stipend of $200 (minus taxes) at the end of their session.