Week 5 in Frogtown was filled with sweet moments. After learning about compost we had our annual “compost eating” competition between Youth Farmers and staff. We ate watermelon and learned about backyard chickens with a Youth Farm parent. Then we ended our week caring for abandoned kitties that got left at one of our […]
One of the most consistent, hardworking, and fun to work with groups that we see at Youth Farm is the Conservation Corps’ after-school program, Youth Outdoors or Y-O. In their own words, Y-O “connects urban teens to the natural environment through hands-on conservation and neighborhood beautification projects. It empowers young people to become active, engaged […]
Today marks the end of the 7th week of our 8-week summer program and it feels as if we just started. We have nearly checked off all the boxes on our list of what makes a Youth Farm Summer ; veggies harvested, new friends made, compost cake eaten, skills learned, talents shared, skinned knees from game […]
Watch out Lyndale! We’re going on a compost parade today and we’re all dressed up!
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 […]
The Hawthorne Youth Farmers have some HOT compost, 150 degrees to be exact. They are the 2013 Compost Cup winners and are bringing the Cup to North Minneapolis!
Do you want to see young people get excited about Compost? Well, if your answer was yes, then Youth Farm has you covered. Tonight at the Powderhorn Neighborhood Harvest Festival, the annual Compost Cup winner will be announced. Since 2004, The Compost Cup has been awarded to the Youth Farm neighborhood program with the hottest […]
Over numerous summers I’ve asked countless youth farmers “Why do you like coming to Youth Farm?” and nearly every single time the first thing they say is “Because it’s fun”. I like to think of YF as way more than just a bunch of fun in the sun, it’s youth leadership, it’s neighborhood connectedness, it’s […]
Last week, Youth Farmers in the Frogtown Main Garden worked on making the ultimate compost bin. They worked hand in hand with me in designing a compost bin that is sure to help us win this years compost cup. The compost bin will feature a walking platform for optimal turning capabilities, a built in thermometer for […]
Our Whittier School youth faced down the salad challenge! After many initial protests of how gross and nasty salad is, we challenged the youth to make a salad they would enjoy. We chopped up tons of veggies and learned how to make different salad dressings. Salads ranged from two leafs of spinach with raspberries to […]