I just love walking into Nellie Stone Johnson Community School, they really do put their students first. Yesterday was the school’s Family Night and the halls were buzzing with excited chatter from youth and their families. The school band performed and it was awesome to see that Youth Farm All Star talent goes beyond the farm […]
On Tuesday in our Cooking Class, our All Stars learned a valuable lesson that mistakes can sometimes lead to even better discoveries. One of the cooking teams was making Banana Pudding and when they whipped the whipping cream, well, they did a very thorough job of whipping it and butter was made! Our knowledgable volunteer […]
Mondays get a bad rap, but one hasn’t come around for me in a while and I LOVE and miss them! Finally, the weather was mild enough for school to be open so our class at Nellie Stone Johnson got to meet today. We made parfaits to reconnect and learn about measurements with fractions. Check […]
The Powderhorn and Hawthorne crews came together to show Divine some love for her performance in Appetite for Change’s Soul Food Monologues! We had a great time hanging out with one another and learning about powerful women who are engaging and making moves in the food world!
On Friday and Saturday, we got our Cooking Class, All Stars and LEAD back together to host our annual Hawthorne Cookie Bake! We made 8 different varieties of cookies and had a ton of reconnecting before winter break.
Last week we at Hawthorne had a ton of fun preparing for our annual Spaghetti Dinner at St. Olaf Lutheran Church. We made spaghetti sauce out of our frozen tomatoes, bell peppers, butternut squash and basil from SOCC farm, baked fresh bread, made a kale salad with kale harvested the day before and baked a […]
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 […]
The other day at a Hawthorne LEAD meeting, we totaled up the amount of food we grew at our St. Olaf and Nellie Stone Johnson gardens this season and it was 5,034.01 pounds!! We had some fun imagining and then Googling what 5,000 pounds of something looks like. We found that, 5,000 pounds weighs about […]
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!
People often ask what we do with the food we grow. Step onto one of our farms during the summer and you’ll understand that while Youth Farm’s primary focus is on youth and leadership development, we grow a ton of food. While we sell some of the food to local restaurants or at the farmer’s […]