Maine Coast Heritage Trust (MCHT) is seeking independent, creative, hardworking teens ages 14 to 18 to work part-time this spring and fall and full-time in the summer, growing vegetables for food pantries and public schools at Erickson Fields Preserve, 124 West Street in Rockport. No previous farming experience is required, just a desire to work hard in a team and learn new skills. Last year, MCHT employed 14 students, from MSADs 28 and 40 and RSU 13, who broke records by harvesting 25,000 pounds of produce from the two-acre cultivation area. This year, the area has been increased to 4 acres to give more space for crop rotation and potentially increase production by 10 percent. Application deadline is Friday, March 24. Interested teens may e-mail or call 236-2739. For more information on Maine Coast Heritage Trust and Erickson Fields Preserve, visit