West Side Youth Farm has had a fantastic summer so far and as Youth Farm continues into week seven there is new leadership budding. This year, the West Side program has experienced the change that comes as our program grows and our leaders move into other opportunities. We all felt this bitter-sweetness together when we said goodbye to long time program participant and Farm Steward Alice Martin this summer. Alice started in the program as a Youth Farmer and has helped the organization develop the Farm Stewards model. She has been an inspiring contributor to the program and is well loved by our community partners on the West Side where she could be found in cooking classes and helping run our greenhouse. Staff and youth alike will miss Alice’s adaptable nature and her ability to connect with youth when they are struggling. We will miss her greatly but we are excited to wish her well as she moves to Hawaii to study and surely do great things. Thanks for all you have done Alice!