This week we started the day off by playing an ice breaker called pass the egg. We each took a spoon and Doron gave the group one egg to pass around, but we weren't allowed to use our hands, we could only use our spoons. After we got used to passing it around, Doron began timing us, and after we gave a moment of silence to a fallen egg, and had a few more tries at it, we got it under 30 seconds!
After our fun little ice breaker, we headed down to the farm to do some planting! We were split into four teams: one team planted tomatoes and basil, the second team planted beans and kale, the third team planted potatoes, and the fourth team planted Alyssum flowers, which attract beneficial insects to keep the farm healthy and balanced.
Next, we headed down to the chicken coup, where we harvested eggs for the omelets we were going to make later on in the kitchen.
After we finished harvesting eggs, Doron, held a workshop called "How To Get A Job and Keep A Job". We started by checking out the job application for the Boardwalk. We willed it out to practice applying for jobs and then we dug into a conversation about best practices on how to apply and interview for a job. We went through real scenarios of past FoodWhat youth and talked about our own attempts in going for jobs. Then we practiced calling our bosses--Doron gave each one of us a scenario to act out and we had to call him to say we were going to be late, or miss a day, or having a family emergency, and so on. We wrapped up talking about how to keep our schedule so we never miss a day of work or show up late. At the end we discussed cursing and tricks to "flip the switch" off from any cursing while on the job. This workshop laid it all out.