The long awaited Hoop House at Green Central Elementary and Park is finally underway! We’ve installed our ground stakes and put up the hoops. A group of 5th graders helped out during recess to pound in some stakes, and our staff came together to get those hoops up. Next week we’re excited to host our […]
Earlier this week, YFMP debuted its first summer program in the Frogtown neighborhood of St. Paul. Armed with lots of enthusiasm and positive, engaging activities for the youth, YFMP staff helped kick the summer off to a great start. Despite the rumblings of rain on Tuesday and raindrops on Wednesday, the youth were busy working […]
This spring, new gardens and farms are popping up all over Frogtown! Last Saturday, volunteers in Frogtown built three new raised beds at St Stephanus Lutheran Church. Volunteers planted herbs and veggies that youth farmers will cook in summer lunches.
Last Saturday, community members in Frogtown, master gardeners, youth from the Wilder Foundation’s Youth Leadership Initiative, and staff from Jackson Preparatory Magnet built a new garden in the neighborhood. Volunteers worked hard to build eight new 4’x12′ raised beds at the school. Jackson students will plant the new garden this spring with a variety of […]
YFMP is honored to be one of only 27 organizations nation-wide to be awarded a 2011 Community Foods Project grant through the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA). While we alluded to it in our winter fundraising appeal, YFMP’s proposal focuses on Creating a youth led food movement in the Twin Cities by increasing food production […]
If you missed it on the radio in August, here is the audio of Dan Olson’s Story on YFMP and expansion efforts in Hawthorne in N. Minneapolis.
We are excited to announce JP Mason as our first Hawthorne Neighborhood Program Director. JP is beginning his official work with YFMP after serving as an AmeriCorps Vista at Nellie Stone Johnson Community School (NSJ) where he initiated an expansive farm collaboration between YFMP, Beacons Minneapolis and NSJ. Prior to his work at YFMP, JP served […]
Here is a short video of a quite moment in N. Minneapolis at the new farmsite in Hawthorne at Nellie Stone Johnson school. 3 months in and it’s looking pretty nice. Stay tuned over the next few months as we work to get things up to speed. A big thanks to all the youth that […]
We are excited to announce Beth Ringer as our first Frogtown Program Director. Beth began working with YFMP in 2010 by doing a year of service through the St. Joseph’s Worker Program. She is a skilled Youth Worker (as the youth in Lyndale and Powderhorn will attest to) with a passion for community centered youth work. […]
We have some exciting news to share! With 16 years of experience as our foundation, Youth Farm and Market Project (YFMP) has spent the last two years documenting, naming, and connecting the most successful and effective elements of our work to outcome based research. We are now poised for the next stage of impact, serving […]