Throughout the summer of 2017, Youth Farms’ Hawthorne Community Organizer Marcus Kar worked with a cadre of North Minneapolis organizations including Appetite for Change, Northside Fresh Coalition and West Broadway Business & Area Coalition, as well as North Minneapolis residents to combine resources and talent around a series of community events focused on healthy eating, […]
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It’s that time of year again – the first Friday in November, November 3rd, is Powderhorn Empty Bowls! Come together with your friends and neighbors for a community meal of bread and soup to help raise money to impact food access in our neighborhood. Pick out a handmade bowl for your meal, enjoy visiting with your […]
We were beyond honored to receive support from the Schwan’s Corporate Giving Foundation last night at Schwan’s Feast on the Field event, a celebration in partnership with the Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee to honor the people, the food and the cultural traditions that distinguish the Bold North, as well as a celebration of Schwan’s […]
Today marks the last day of our 4 week Summer Leadership Institute for our Youth Farmers (ages 9-11). So much great work has happened over the last 4 weeks – growing food, creating friendships, cooking amazing summer lunches using vegetables from our farms, and all the leadership and mentorship that goes along with making 5 […]
Thanks again to the team from the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis for coming out and helping us whip our Lyndale Farms into shape this past week. We really appreciate your continued partnership and engagement in our work!
Place matters. By grounding our work in neighborhoods, young people, their families and neighbors feel greater ownership, accountability, and understanding of the powerful role youth play in a community. Strong intergenerational and intercultural relationships among youth, parents, business owners, churches, schools, community centers, and neighbors, connects youth and adults in each neighborhood, creating a long […]
“That’s when I started saying, ‘Horton, get yourself together, get ready for the long haul and try to determine how you can live out this thing and make your life useful.” – Myles Horton, The Long Haul — We find ourselves in a world now where the people that are closest to the core of […]
One of the things that does not get recognized enough is the amazing support so many business partners give to us throughout the year, especially those in the restaurant community. We have been honored to work with Barbette and Northern Spark for a number of years and we want to share an awesome free event […]
We are excited to expand our School Partnership work in Minneapolis and St. Paul and are looking for the next member of our team! You can find all the information about the position HERE on our website. Contact Amanda Stoelb with any questions. Cover letter and resume due 1/27/17!
As we end what has been a divisive year politically and socially, we want to reconfirm to our supporters the values and impact of our work. Youth Farm utilizes food as a catalyst for social change, for community engagement, for leadership development – Food is our tool to change the world. We want you to see […]