Fiscal Year 2020

Organization Project Summary
Appetite for Change, Minneapolis Train youth and increase production of fresh, organic produce to support on-going urban agriculture initiatives for North Minneapolis residents.
ARTS-Us, St. Paul Develop a year-round program to teach youth urban agriculture practices related to African Diaspora.
Center School, Inc., Minneapolis Teach local youth to grow, harvest, and preserve indigenous crops and heritage foods.
Community Action Duluth, Duluth Provide new urban agriculture employment opportunities to increase local foods production for area farmers markets and the Duluth Farm to School program.
FAIR Pilgrim Lane PTO, Robbinsdale Establish a community garden at FAIR Pilgrim Lane Elementary in Robbinsdale. Project will focus on the production of organic vegetables and herbs, pollinator habitats, and an outdoor classroom.
Fond du Lac Reservation, Cloquet Provide agricultural infrastructure to support Cary Road Farm, a community farm that works to increase food security, food production, and community health for members of the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa.
Frogtown Farm, St. Paul Provide farm tours for local schools and youth organizations. Provide paid internships for neighborhood youth to work on the farm during the growing season.
Live Organically, Minneapolis Establish the Grow Organically Education Program to provide farming, nutrition, and wellness classes and training to North Minneapolis youth.
SLP SEEDS, St. Louis Park Construct a "Tiny" Nomadic Greenhouse Farm offering "Lunch and Learn" programs for local schools, the public library, and nearby affordable housing complexes.
Standish Ericsson Neighborhood Association, Minneapolis Install an outdoor/indoor growing space at Roosevelt High School in Minneapolis to extend the growing season and explore cold climate food production.
Success Academy, Bloomington Build a Deep Winter Greenhouse for year-round vegetable production and increased STEM education opportunities.
University of Minnesota Extension, St. Cloud Start a new youth-led 4-H club community garden and apiary to serve St. Cloud youth.

Fiscal Year 2019

Organization

Project Summary

Appetite for Change

Train youth in urban agriculture and expand garden to increase the amount of produce grown.

Duluth Community Garden Program

Expand the One Vegetable, One Community program through after school programming and community garden improvements. 

Fairmont Area Kinship

Mentorship program for youth and adults surrounding the life cycle of plants.

Frogtown Farm

Provide farm tours to local schools and youth organizations. Apprentice local youth in urban farming techniques.

ISD 2752 Fairmont Community Education and Recreation

Enhance science and math lessons through the use of educational tower gardens.

Little Earth Resident’s Association

Teach local youth about traditional Native American methods of nurturing, harvesting, preparing, and distributing crops.

Our Community Food Projects

Develop a sustainable method of growing Cassava in Minnesota.

Spark-Y

Expand current urban agriculture farm into the Northeast Sustainability Hub.

Urban Roots

Develop a site on Saint Paul's Eastside into an educational urban farm and production destination.

Victory Neighborhood Association 

Teach families in North Minneapolis how to grow produce along their alleyways and boulevards.

Fiscal Year 2018

Organization

Project Summary

Appetite for Change

Urban farming, culinary skills, community organizing, and job readiness training program for North Minneapolis youth.

Frogtown Farm

Provide farm tours to local schools and youth organizations. Apprentice local youth in urban farming techniques.

Lakeview Elementary School – Robbinsdale Area Schools

Expansion of school garden including greenhouse, outdoor classroom, and food forest.

Little Earth Resident’s Association

Development of agriculture and nutrition education program based on Native American values.

Prairie Island Indian Community

Implementation of a micro-farm aquaponics system.

Project Sweetie Pie

Creation of a youth and adult education center and greenhouse.

University of Minnesota – Bee Lab

Pollinator education training program.

University of Minnesota – Extension

Development of agriculture and food related youth programming.

Youth Farm

Implementation of education program meant to develop career and workforce skills related to food and social change.