YFMP staff finished their fifth and final neighborhood staff work days today in Frogtown. In both the spring and fall all our year round staff spend at least one half day working in the farms of the other neighborhoods. Today was a beautiful day for some weeding and the Frogtown Farms look great!
Archive | May, 2012
A press release last week announced what Youth Farm LEAD in Hawthorne and Lyndale Neighborhoods have been working on behind the scenes for the last several months: The Minnesota Twins Community Fund has partnered with Roots for the Home Team to bring fresh produce grown by youth from ethnically diverse areas of the Twin Cities to more »
SpringFest 2012 at Summit Brewery was a great success, raising over $7,500 to support our summer and school year work with urban youth. We had a sold out crowd of over 150 that enjoyed amazing food, great beer (thanks Summit), and cool tunes. Here are a few pictures of the event. Thanks much to all more »
This spring, new gardens and farms are popping up all over Frogtown! Last Saturday, volunteers in Frogtown built three new raised beds at St Stephanus Lutheran Church. Volunteers planted herbs and veggies that youth farmers will cook in summer lunches.
Last Saturday, community members in Frogtown, master gardeners, youth from the Wilder Foundation’s Youth Leadership Initiative, and staff from Jackson Preparatory Magnet built a new garden in the neighborhood. Volunteers worked hard to build eight new 4′x12′ raised beds at the school. Jackson students will plant the new garden this spring with a variety of more »
The Frogtown neighborhood has a brand new shed! Students, staff, and AmeriCorps members from the YouthBuild program at Guadalupe Alternative Programs have been working hard to build the shed this spring in Frogtown. The shed was custom-made for Youth Farm, including the beautiful doors with an inlaid Y and F! Thanks for your hard work, more »
Last Friday, Project LEAD from Hawthorne and the West Side participated in the Community Partners Bike Library (CPBL) orientation, organized by Cycles For Change. The CPBL loans bikes to community members to use during the spring, summer, and early fall. Project LEAD learned about how to ride in traffic, how to lock a bike, and more »
Today at Lyndale school our cupcakes set off the fire alarm. It didn’t stop the fun or the kids from loving their delicious cupcakes. Most were saved and all the kids were happy.
If there is one thing I’ll take away from my first year as Hawthorne Program director it is that springtime at Youth Farm is synonymous with busy! This spring has been jam packed with farm work days, cooking classes, Project LEAD meetings and community events. And despite the business, I’m reminded so often how grateful more »