Our Youth Garden partners provide a fertile foundation for Roots youth to grow. We extend the experience by providing participants with unique opportunities to gain courage, confidence and life-enhancing capabilities.
Appetite for Change
Appetite For Change helps North Minneapolis youth build health, wealth and social change through training in urban agriculture, culinary arts and leadership. Youth ages 14 to 24 tend nine urban farm plots, lead community cooking workshops and learn valuable work readiness skills, with a focus on direct career pathways to the food service industry.
Urban Roots’ Market Garden youth interns plant, maintain and harvest small-scale crop production. The organization promotes entrepreneurship by teaching youth interns to manage gardens and crops for distribution to community-supported agriculture (CSA), Farmers Market, Roots for the Home Team, food shelves, restaurants and small-batch food preservation for seasonal sales. Program participants are also involved in creating sales and marketing materials for the Farmer’s Market and other retail outlets.
Pillsbury United Communities works with underestimated populations across Minneapolis to foster the resilience and self-sufficiency of individuals, families and community as a whole. We design solutions that address a spectrum of intersecting needs- from education to employment to health- while continually investing in our own capacity to innovate and improve.