We really love our greenhouse on the West Side, so much that we have nearly all of our meetings there. The West Side LEAD Interns, All-Stars, Youth Farmers, volunteers, and also Cherokee School students all visit the GH regularly to keep it looking nice and green. Not only have the West Side youth been growing in the GH but the All-Stars from both Frogtown and Lyndale have joined the greenhouse party as well. Youth Farm is a blast and we get a lot of work done too.
This winter we’ve been having a great time seeding, watering, fertilizing, and harvesting salad greens. Additionally we get a jump on the short MN growing season by starting all of our plant starts. Crops like tomatoes, peppers, broccoli, kale, and kohlrabi all benefit from 4-8 weeks of growing inside before being transplanted to the garden. Be sure to check out the photos below, it’s kind of silly how much fun we have growing and eating lettuce.