Youth Farm has a vision for our young people rooted in their capacity as leaders, critical thinkers, and food revolutionaries. That vision doesn’t end when a young person becomes a legal adult, and we support their continued development as Farm Stewards and as young adults. Our work in human development and social change is supported […]
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The Alley Bike Shop is an incredible Whittier neighborhood resource that is also a bit of a hidden secret. The Bike Shop is run out of the garage of Jeff “Nacho” Carlson, who is a youth worker at Village Parks, a community ed coordinator at Whittier Elementary, and a parent of a Youth Farmer. […]
Many years ago a group of Lyndale Youth Farmers and Minneapolis Public Housing residents came together to save a plot of land at Horn Towers from redevelopment. Youth Farm, the residents, and the Minneapolis Public Housing Authority came to an agreement to save the plot of land as a shared community garden. Half of the […]
This year Youth Farm is partnering with the Children’s Theatre Company on their production of Seedfolks. The Children’s Theatre has long been an incredible resource for young people across the metro area, and we are enormously excited to be supporting their work on Seedfolks. The play is a one-woman show based on the novel by […]
With autumn around the corner we are busy in the fields harvesting and in the kitchens preserving. We’re spicing up our life with zesty salsas, tomatillo salsa, and jalapeno jam. We’ve also been freezing corn, broccoli, beans, zucchini, and tomato sauce for cooking classes this fall and winter. Next up: pickles, dilly beans, and apple […]
By Shanna Woods Over the weekend the Farm Stewards Asiya, Alice, Jordan, and Shanna led a information and activity table for Youth Farm at Loring Park. We made salsa for taste testing to allow attendees to experience the program from the youth and communities across five neighborhoods of sustainable, natural, youth led food creation and awesome […]
Its Harvest Fest Week! Time to celebrate our young people and their work in the farms. Lyndale Harvest Fest gets the week cracking with a feast at Zion Church on the corner of 33rd and Pillsbury this Wednesday 5:30-7:30pm. To get you in the mood, here are some of my favorite photos of the summer.
Watch out Lyndale! We’re going on a compost parade today and we’re all dressed up!
We have been buried by the harvest this summer! Its almost been a struggle to keep up with all this food. Lyndale has already harvested over 900 pounds of food and we’re still in July! It is a testament to all the amazing work of our young people and staff this year!
We love getting creative with the food we grow, and this week we found a new way to do it. Our friend and intern Peter has been spending Tuesdays and Wednesdays in the Lyndale kitchen, and after poking around Pillsbury Farm one day he suggested we make stuffed grape leaves using our grape vines. Peter […]