Archive | Volunteer & Partner Appreciation Month

Powderhorn Empty Bowls is coming up!

Powderhorn Empty Bowls (PEB) is a wonderful community-building event that will celebrate its 9th Anniversary this coming November. Organized and carried out by a core group with the help of approximately 180 volunteers from the neighborhood this is an all-day event held on the first Friday in November each year. Local potters (including professionals, kids’ […]

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Partner & Volunteer Appreciation Month – The Role of Churches in Urban Ag

There was an article in the StarTribune today about how so many Twin Cities Churches are digging up their grass lawns for gardens, and I thought that would be a great way to kick off our month long celebration of our partners and volunteers here at Youth Farm because without our church partners for land […]

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Humboldt High School – Years of Partnership

To the best of my knowledge, West Side Youth Farm’s first program happened in the spring of 2000 when then Program Director Gunnar Liden and Humboldt’s Middle School science teacher Ms. Lyde partnered up and offered a spring elective focused on gardening, biology, and the environment.  It was in that class that my fellow classmate […]

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St. Paul Sprockets – Thank You

Sprockets is a network of many different after-school and summer programs for youth in Saint Paul.  It is a collaboration of community organizations (like Youth Farm), the City of Saint Paul, and Saint Paul Public Schools.  Sprockets supports the youth of St. Paul to reach their greatest potential by improving the quality, availability, and effectiveness […]

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Channing James, definitely a Youth Worker and so much more!

I met Channing in 2012 when she was our Harvest Coordinator in Hawthorne. She introduced herself as “not really a youth worker,” but believe me, she is. Channing has an incredible way of listening to young people, making them feel heard and that they know they matter. She also is real and genuine with them, […]

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