Youth Farm has 5 different Neighborhood Programs throughout the Twin Cities. Each summer we like to get together for a day of fun with our counterparts. Last Friday the Frogtown and West Side Programs had a St. Paul Picnic at Cherokee Park. We played and played and played, ate a wonderful summer lunch topped with […]
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West Side Youth Farm has been rocking-it in the gardens, kitchen, and all afternoon. We have harvested produce for almost every lunch so far this summer and awarded countless garden skill wristbands. This Friday we’ll be rallying around our compost and setting ourselves up for success for a solid push to win the coveted Compost […]
Each Spring Humboldt High School hosts a Garden Gala. Youth Farm’s West Side program supported the gala again this year by offering some hands on learning focused on spring garden work. Thanks to Mr. H’s advisory for visiting today. Additionally Humboldt Ag Teacher Andrea Nthole brought numerous farm animals to share with students. Llamas, […]
This past week Youth Farmer’s potted up flowers as gifts in appreciation of their Moms. Happy Mother’s Day!
The first seedling that will be transplanted outside for the 2015 season has officially sprouted in the greenhouse. Here’s a peek at our King Richard Leeks that were seeded on February 17th.
At Youth Farm we Farm to Grow. One of the best ways to grow as an individual is to have a quality education. Join us as we spark new ideas and discover how you, your organization, business, or faith community can support academic success of all learners on Saint Paul’s West Side. (You can start […]
Even with the sun behind the clouds the lettuce is looking happy
Few partnerships have awarded YF such unique opportunities and exposure as Roots for the Home Team has. We’ve partnered with other food focused organizations in the Twin Cities, regularly work at and attend Twin Games, sneaked in a college tour, were able to highlight our work as part of All-Star Week and be at the […]
To the best of my knowledge, West Side Youth Farm’s first program happened in the spring of 2000 when then Program Director Gunnar Liden and Humboldt’s Middle School science teacher Ms. Lyde partnered up and offered a spring elective focused on gardening, biology, and the environment. It was in that class that my fellow classmate […]
Sprockets is a network of many different after-school and summer programs for youth in Saint Paul. It is a collaboration of community organizations (like Youth Farm), the City of Saint Paul, and Saint Paul Public Schools. Sprockets supports the youth of St. Paul to reach their greatest potential by improving the quality, availability, and effectiveness […]