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Dimitrios Smyrnios, CEO of Schwan's Company announces a new charitable partnership with Minnesota-based non-profit Youth Farm. Smyrnios presents Gunnar Liden of Youth Farm a $150,000 financial donation from Schwan's Corporate Giving Foundation at U.S. Bank Stadium on Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017, in Minneapolis. (Andy Clayton-King/AP Images for Schwan's Company) (PRNewsfoto/Schwanís Company)

Thanks to Schwan’s Corporate Giving Foundation for their Bold Support of Youth Farm

We were beyond honored to receive support from the Schwan’s Corporate Giving Foundation last night at Schwan’s Feast on the Field event, a celebration in partnership with the Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee to honor the people, the food and the cultural traditions that distinguish the Bold North, as well as a celebration of Schwan’s […]

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Place Matters – Learn about Youth Farm’s Neighborhood Based Programming & Our Goals of Impact

Place matters. By grounding our work in neighborhoods, young people, their families and neighbors feel greater ownership, accountability, and understanding of the powerful role youth play in a community. Strong intergenerational and intercultural relationships among youth, parents, business owners, churches, schools, community centers, and neighbors, connects youth and adults in each neighborhood, creating a long […]

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The Long Haul – Our Message of LOVE & how Youth Farm is Affecting Positive Social Change in 2017 America

“That’s when I started saying, ‘Horton, get yourself together, get ready for the long haul and try to determine how you can live out this thing and make your life useful.” – Myles Horton, The Long Haul — We find ourselves in a world now where the people that are closest to the core of […]

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Fall program kicks off!

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 […]

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How do we appreciate Theo? Let us count a few of the ways

  Maimouna, “Theo is always patient with everyone. He’s respectful, genuine, and very appreciative. He’s just a super laid back guy and there is never an issue with him.” Amm-Ra, “Theo always has a positive attitude even in stressful situations.” Ellesha, “He treats everyone equally no matter who they are. Also, he is good at […]

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