Zion Lutheran Church is home base for Lyndale Youth Farm, and hosts our office for our entire organization. For over 100 years Zion has been a steward of the Lyndale neighborhood, gathering this community in a collective effort of mutual aid and support. Among other efforts the congregation hosts free weekly dinners where everyone is […]
Lyndale Elementary is not on Lyndale Avenue but sits deep in the heart of the Lyndale neighborhood. The neighborhood school has been a backbone of this community for many years and is a cornerstone partnership of Lyndale Youth Farm. Lyndale Elementary boasts a school garden and hoop house run by Youth Farm. Over the last […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
Fatumo and Emma are both in the first summer at Youth Farm and have become fast friends. Here they demonstrate how eating our delicious lunches helps them be strong and healthy. In the first two weeks of program our lunches have been stuffed full with our own veggies, including our own spinach, strawberries, cabbages, carrots, green […]