This last weekend Lyndale LEAD staff led a community groundbreaking celebration for our brand new farm site in the Whittier neighborhood. Over 40 youth and a handful of adults came together to stake and till 13 garden beds and build and install 3 raised beds. We didn’t just go to work though, we had a blast chalking up the sidewalk, painting garden signs, playing soccer, and having a yummy lunch.

Before we got into it last weekend, a few weeks ago our Thursday All Things Food Program visited the site to build a compost bin with the Compostodores. Below are photos from both events.

A special thanks to the City of Minneapolis for making the space possible, to the Whittier Alliance for their support, and to Old Arizona’s youth programs to coming out and helping us build our new farm!