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Manic Mondays!

Our LEAD “Meetings” have been a ton of fun this fall. This past Monday we made red and purple sauerkraut, cut up a bunch of hot peppers to throw in the now well-stocked freezer and made some yummy watermelon juice with our plethora of melons!

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Dragon Tongues at North Oaks!

In Hawthorne on each Wednesday afternoon this summer, youth farmers, LEAD and staff would distribute produce to our elders at North Oaks Residence on the St. Olaf Community Campus. (Yes, where SOCC farm gets its name.) This fall, we are continuing our Wednesday produce distribution and today everyone was particularly excited about those deliciously sweet […]

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Hawthorne World Seeds

Our last week of program has been a blast! We’re such a tight crew of Youth Farmers that we’ve been doing “World Seeds” instead of our usual World formation. That’s where we just gather all together and check-in to get ready for our day in a tight group. Some SOCC Farm teambuilding Youth Farmers earning […]

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Watermelon Cake!

Today in Hawthorne the Art and Culinary Focus groups combined their awesome skills to make and decorate Watermelon Cake! First you cut away the rind of the watermelon then you top it with icing and fruit. YUM! After learning how to change a flat, the Biking group was very thankful that they were able to […]

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“Neatest little story of Last Week’s All-Star Game”

Columnist Neal St. Anthony of the Star Tribune shared an article today highlighting Youth Farm’s contributions to MLB’s All-Star Game last week, Full Story Here. Youth Farm and Urban Roots sold our youth created locally sourced “Roots for the Home Team” salads last week at the Futures Game, Home Run Derby, and Tuesday’s All-Star Game. […]

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Hawthorne Week 2: The Raspberries Arrive

                      Here at Hawthorne, we just finished an awesome first two weeks of program! We have harvested close to 200┬ápounds of produce and we’re rolling along with bike, art and cooking focus groups. Check out these videos we did of a bike helmet safety demonstration. […]

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Strawberries for All!

At Hawthorne, we’ve had some great fun planning and preparing for summer program and it has finally arrived! Here’s some great shots from staff training and the first day… We bonded. We milked a cow! We hosted a Puppet Show from Open Eye Theatre. We made some breakfasts. And our work paid off! Every Youth […]

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