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 […]
The seasons are turning and we’re celebrating here at Youth Farm with food and baby plants. Last week we said goodbye to a youth who has been in our afterschool cooking class since the first day last fall. We will miss her dearly. The greenhouse is bustling – leeks, onions, swiss chard, and the like […]
Spring has sprung for Youth Farm with the start of seeding in the greenhouse! Last week a service group from River’s Edge Academy helped us to seed our first plants and we eagerly await their sprouting. Meanwhile, the middle schoolers at Humboldt and OWL have finished the construction of a big shelf to hold all of our […]
We made dessert apple empanadas in our Humboldt/OWL cooking class today! Htoo Eh Say won the title of “Empanada Champion” for making the most beautiful empanada in the group. Mmm, sometimes Mondays call for sweet treats.
The middle schoolers at Humboldt and OWL are back at it on the West Side, preparing salsas, baking zucchini and carrot muffins, and playing lots of games. The farms may be quiet and cold, but we are keeping things fresh in the kitchen. Happy New Year to all!
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.
It seems crazy, but our summer here at Youth Farm is quickly coming to an end. As sad we are that our summer program only has a few days left, we are excited to celebrate all the great accomplishments of our amazing Youth Farmers. Please join us this week for any of our 4 neighborhood Harvest […]
West Side Youth Farm has had a fantastic summer so far and as Youth Farm continues into week seven there is new leadership budding. This year, the West Side program has experienced the change that comes as our program grows and our leaders move into other opportunities. We all felt this bitter-sweetness together when we […]
From top left clockwise: West Side Youth Farmers meet with LEAD staff Heaven to plan out afternoon focus groups, Frogtown bikers head off to morning garden time, West Side youth enjoy an afternoon get you know you game, and Frogtown YF plays capture the flag at new partner site Frogtown Farms.
As we wrap up our first week of summer program, we are celebrating by hosting a family day on the West Side, visiting our new partners Frogtown Farm, visiting with former Lyndale Farm Steward Shanna, and eating Pad Thai for lunch! We are honored to have witnessed the leadership of our Farm Stewards this week […]