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Frogtown Youth Farm at Jackson Elementary School

Youth Farm provides free, year-round programs for youth ages 9-18 who live in the Frogtown neighborhood in St Paul, MN.  We reach 75 youth each week during the school year, and 40 youth each day during the summer.  At Youth Farm, young people cook, grow, eat, share, and learn about food, all while developing healthy habits, healthy relationships, and leadership skills.  Youth Farm's program at Jackson Elementary not only teaches youth about growing food, but also includes cooking, nutrition, and cultural education.  Youth Farm offers after-school, summer, and in-school activities for students at Jackson Elementary, which makes the garden a valuable asset not only to the school, but to the whole community as well.  Youth Farm uses a unique progressive program model, designed to offer new skills and opportunities to youth as they grow up in the program.  Youth Farm culminates in a summer employment and school year internship program for teens.  

Where it's at:

435 Edmund Avenue
St Paul, MN 55104
United States

Garden type:

school/youth garden

Garden size (in square feet):

408

Garden beneficiaries:

children and at-risk youth

Number of people reached:

125

What this project needs:

funds
tools
seeds
seedlings
volunteer labor
soil
compost
mulch
watering hose
garden cart
compost bin
trellises

Project leaders:

Beth Ringer
Andrea Martinez

About us:

KGI is a nonprofit community of over 30,000 people who are growing some of our own food and helping others to do the same.  

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Kitchen Gardeners International
3 Powderhorn Drive,
Scarborough, ME, 04074, USA
info@kgi.org
(207) 956-0606