Grow your community with Youth Farm – Join us for a Hoophouse Party!

The South Minneapolis team at Youth Farm would love to see our community at a hoop house party this Sunday April 16th from 1-3 pm. Help us clean up the hoop house and garden, eat food provided by Youth Farm, and spend time in good company.

Where: Youth Farm’s Green Central Hoophouse at Green Central Park. 3416 4th Ave S Minneapolis

When: Sunday April 16th from 1-3 pm

Who: Powderhorn and Central neighborhood residents with the Youth Farm family of teens and staff



What wind?

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 Hawthorne Organizer Marcus Kar who came in as our “closers” to put the final touches on the hoop house!


South Minneapolis Manager Jesus and Hawthorne Organizer Marcus prepare to hoist hoop house plastic over the frame.
School Partnerships Coordinator Jordyn proves that Youth Farm is stronger than the wind as she holds the plastic down.
Jordyn, Jesus, and Farm Steward Zainab wiggle wire it secure!
Almost there!


Farm Days at Nellie Stone Johnson Community School

This week students at Nellie Stone Johnson harvested the farm at their school. In total 200 students harvested over 250 pounds of food!  The hallways were a buzz with news of grape tasting, collard green harvesting, and hot pepper sampling. Bouquets of kale could be seen throughout the building.  The produce harvested was sent home with families and recipes were passed around.

The kale harvest was particularly timely as this week MPS Culinary and Nutrition Services features kale as part of MN Thursdays

Want to enjoy kale along with the students at NSJ? Here is a link to MPS Culinary and Nutrition Services’ Green Lava Kale Salad and Youth Farm’s Kale and Potato Soup 


Hawthorne Organizer Marcus Kar proudly shows off some of the harvest from this fall’s farm days at NSJ.