Neighborhood Development

We farm to be good neighbors.


For 20 years Youth Farm has used a neighborhood based approach to grow and develop our youth. This approach gives our youth, our staff, our volunteers, our families and our neighbors the opportunity to engage with our communities at the highest level. The importance of their “place” in the community and the sense of “place”, the community itself, is stressed within our model and is a key component of effective youth development and food distribution work.All of our youth either live or go to school in the neighborhoods they serve and these locations receive priority registration into all programs. Youth Farm is committed to remaining and operating as a free resource for youth and families in Lyndale, Hawthorne and Powderhorn neighborhoods of Minneapolis as well as the West Side and Frogtown neighborhoods of St. Paul.

For more information

If you live or go to school in these neighborhoods, please contact the Program Director of that particular neighborhood to get a registration form.

If you do not live in one of our focus neighborhoods, you can contact the Program Director of the neighborhood program that is closest to you  for after school and summer programming wait list information.

If after our registration deadline passes, there are still spaces available for youth that do not live or go to school in our focus neighborhoods, youth will be admitted from the waiting list on a first come, first serve basis.