A Day's Work is a series of posts that will transport you to the field with our summer teen employment programs. You might get dirty just by reading them!

Hi! My name is Zayla Montgomery and I’m the newest member for the CAASTLC Seeds of Hope team. I’m a 17-year-old senior at Trinity Catholic High School (#TITANPRIDE), and I’m actually Senior Class Vice President. But, like I said, this is my first year with Seeds of Hope’s Teen Program and so far I’m loving it! There is this feeling I get when I come to work. It’s nearly indescribable. Almost euphoric. Seeing everything growing tall and strong and green in MY community gives me a sense of pride. Then I continue through the day and bond with “coworkers” who I’m proud to call my friends, and fellow community members.


As I progress with the program, I hope to become more familiar with the farm and everything and everyone on it. Before I sat down to write this, I took my first “farm walk” which is exactly how it sounds. Seeing all the different plants and vegetables and tasting several different things made me realize that so much hard work and effort goes into this place. I’d like to be a part of THAT.