Friday was the last day for Minneapolis students! We celebrated at Lyndale elementary during recess with 60 students coming in to harvest a head of lettuce to take home. Later that night we harvested 14 pounds of radishes with All Stars and then took a field trip to Minnehaha Falls. Happy Summer in the City!
Here are a couple quick shots of our All Stars in action this month. We’ve been planting, turning compost, repairing bikes, harvesting hoop house crops, playing soccer, and cooking up dinner. Its been a busy month!
On Tuesday in our Cooking Class, our All Stars learned a valuable lesson that mistakes can sometimes lead to even better discoveries. One of the cooking teams was making Banana Pudding and when they whipped the whipping cream, well, they did a very thorough job of whipping it and butter was made! Our knowledgable volunteer […]
Lyndale All Stars visited the West Side Youth Farm’s greenhouse last week to check out the new hydroponics system. Loads of lettuce are coming out of the greenhouse this winter for our classes and dinners, and this was a chance for All Stars to sow some seeds and do an on-site taste test. Plus, a […]
All Stars in Frogtown made a guest appearance in the kitchen at St Paul College. Chef Dan and the culinary arts students taught All Stars about fresh pasta. All Stars brought some new ideas to traditional pasta shapes, and topped their pastas with tomato sauce and Alfredo sauce. Thanks to St Paul College, Chef Nathan, […]
How do All Stars entertain themselves in the dead of winter? Baking pizza and juggling garlic, of course! IMG_3694
On Friday and Saturday, we got our Cooking Class, All Stars and LEAD back together to host our annual Hawthorne Cookie Bake! We made 8 different varieties of cookies and had a ton of reconnecting before winter break.
To celebrate our final greenhouse class of the fall the Youth Farmers decided we should have a party. With music, decorations, dancing, courtyard soccer, gummy worms, and guests, we celebrated the past seasons accomplishments. This fall there was a lot of be proud of. Led by Farm Steward Teng Lee, the greenhouse after-school group successfully […]
Earlier this fall we threw a mid-week garden party to kick-off our fall cooking and greenhouse classes. It was a beautiful evening complete with dodge ball, freshly made snacks, and harvesting of fall crops. It was a time to reconnect with friends from the summer, to check in on what’s new, and to play in […]
We are hard at work gearing up for this year’s Harvest Fest. Our youth are beautifying their gardens by pulling those last pesky weeds, repainting sheds, compost piles are getting rebuilt, and laying down mulch. Through it all we’re harvesting a whole lot of food for our lunches and families. This week our All Stars […]