Youth Farm was honored to be presented with the 2013 Homegrown Hero Award last night at the Homegrown Minneapolis Annual Open House. We are humbled to receive this award with so much great work going on around the city. Huge thanks to the Homegrown Minneapolis Food Council, Mayor RT Rybak and Megan O’Hara, all our more »
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Sometimes in the nonprofit world, it can be easy to overlook the role we have in not just being the recipients of support, but the important role we have in supporting other organizations and businesses, particularly those partners who have been alongside us for many years. Now is one of those times. Birchwood Cafe and more »
There was a very interesting Opinion article in the Star Tribune a couple of Sunday’s ago by Ted Kolderie entitled, “Let’s give adolescents a chance to grow up.” Ted argues, and I am severely paraphrasing here, that we may need to reset the way we think about young people, the expectations we have for them, and broaden our more »
Youth Farm is again honored to be named one of the top nonprofits in the state by Philanthropedia. This most recent ranking of nonprofits by 85 local experts highlighted Youth Farm’s continued commitment to high quality youth development work, specifically noted as 1 of the top 2o Educational nonprofits supporting at-risk youth. There are some more »
We are really excited to announce our partnership with urbanNATURES Jewelry company. Like most partnerships, our somewhat seemingly random partnership started with a phone call and a Minnesota connection, but provides Youth Farm a unique opportunity to expand our reach. As they describe their company, “Created to be artistic, eclectic and authentic, every urbanNATURES design more »
We are very excited about our Annual Gala Event on Thursday October 3rd. This is our 6th year hosting this event at the home of Uri and Melissa Camarena in the Alfred Pillsbury Mansion in Minneapolis. This event is a great chance for us to showcase our years highlights and thank all of the supporters more »
For a 2nd year, Youth Farm is partnering with Big Bowl Restaurants and FreeBird Chicken on their Summer Harvest Menu. In addition to enjoying these unique recipes, every time you order from this menu through Labor Day, Big Bowl and FreeBird Chicken will donate $1 to Youth Farm.
The Hawthorne Youth Farmers have some HOT compost, 150 degrees to be exact. They are the 2013 Compost Cup winners and are bringing the Cup to North Minneapolis!
Do you want to see young people get excited about Compost? Well, if your answer was yes, then Youth Farm has you covered. Tonight at the Powderhorn Neighborhood Harvest Festival, the annual Compost Cup winner will be announced. Since 2004, The Compost Cup has been awarded to the Youth Farm neighborhood program with the hottest more »
Tuesday was my 14th time experiencing the excitement and anticipation of the first day of Youth Farm’s summer program. It never has gotten old for me. Over the years, much has changed and developed – – new farm sites and and new neighborhoods, cooking and mass food distribution, even a different jobs – – but more »