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. […]
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 […]
The Youth Farmers in our Humboldt/OWL cooking class have been cooking up a storm every Monday and Wednesday, so you can thank them for the snow! We recently made a big batch of Korean Black Noodles and rolled a bunch of sushi. Good food, good folks.
The St. Paul team of farm stewards, interns, and LEAD are up and running in the Wellstone kitchen, to start up our community cooking class. Last week we made a big pot of vegetarian chili, corn bread, and an apple pie! All are welcome to join the class, every Tuesday 4-7pm. And if you’re around at […]
The crazy warm weather has allowed for harvesting produce far into fall. We have harvested the last of our kale, peppers, winter squash, radishes, kohlrabi, and collard greens. A work group from Conservation Corps joined us early on a Saturday to harvest 120 pounds of food! Some of the produce has been used in our cooking […]
The Minnesota Valley Wildlife Refuge is hosting a Youth Photo Contest and Lily, a Youth Farmer in Frogtown, is a participant! She took this photo of a Monarch Butterfly this summer during a Fun Friday activity at Como Lake. Here’s how to vote for Lily’s amazing photo! 1. Go to the MNVNWR’s Facebook page (link […]
Last week we kicked off fall programming with cooking classes in both our Lyndale and Powderhorn neighborhoods. Farm Stewards Zainab and Jesus and youth from Lyndale and Powderhorn prepared amazing first meals using produce from our gardens. Egg plant parmesan started things off in Powderhorn for the Tuesday cooking class and zucchini chocolate cake with […]
Please join us on Friday, August 12th! Frogtown West Side
Join us this Saturday, May 21st, as we paint the new mural at Lyndale Elementary designed by Greta Alquist and Lyndale students. There will be free food and music, fun activities, and garden planting. The event is 11am to 1pm at Lyndale School, 312 W 34th St. See you there!
E-Don! Over the last three years as a Project LEAD E-Don was like a constant fountain of laughter and jokes. Every group benefits from having team members who will reach out and create a friendly, welcoming, and fun vibe. For Lyndale, E-Don held that role down. Her words instantly became catch phrases often imitated never […]