The seasons are turning and we’re celebrating here at Youth Farm with food and baby plants. Last week we said goodbye to a youth who has been in our afterschool cooking class since the first day last fall. We will miss her dearly. The greenhouse is bustling – leeks, onions, swiss chard, and the like […]
The wind was no match for Youth Farm this week as our Minneapolis Team put the plastic on our hoop house at Green Central. We are excited to kick off the growing season early thanks to our partnership with Minneapolis Parks and Recreation and Green Central School. Special shout out to South Minneapolis Manager Jesus Perez and […]
Youth Farm is excited to welcome our first School Partnership Coordinator Jordyn Ryan! Jordyn joined the Youth Farm team as a 9 year old participant in the West Side Program. Through the years she has taken on many roles at Youth Farm including roles as a Project LEAD and Farm Steward on the West Side. […]
Spring has sprung for Youth Farm with the start of seeding in the greenhouse! Last week a service group from River’s Edge Academy helped us to seed our first plants and we eagerly await their sprouting. Meanwhile, the middle schoolers at Humboldt and OWL have finished the construction of a big shelf to hold all of our […]
Not only did we make delicious red coconut curry at last Thursday’s cooking class in Frogtown, but we encountered some cute Pokemon too! Can you name that Pokemon? Why not? (this is a hint)
“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 […]
Youth Farm is excited to announce Jesus Perez as our new Manager of South Minneapolis Programs! Jesus has been involved in the Lyndale Youth Farm Program for over 10 years as a youth participant, Project LEAD staff, and South Minneapolis Farm Steward. As part of the inaugural Farm Stewards Program in 2011, he helped to develop […]
Our Project LEAD teams are scheming and dreaming about spring-farm planning and food distribution planning. Here is a sneak peak of some of our plans.
We made dessert apple empanadas in our Humboldt/OWL cooking class today! Htoo Eh Say won the title of “Empanada Champion” for making the most beautiful empanada in the group. Mmm, sometimes Mondays call for sweet treats.
“Our goal is to create a beloved community and this will require a qualitative change in our souls as well as a quantitative change in our lives” ~ Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Yesterday, Youth Farm was honored to have participated in Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebrations at Powderhorn Park. Alongside members of our “beloved community”, […]