$233,750 in funding from Minnesota Department of Agriculture – Urban Agriculture Projects

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Nine projects designed to encourage urban youth agricultural programs

By Amanda Ostuni
Twin Cities Business
July 31, 2018

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The 2018 AGRI Urban Agriculture Grant recipients who will work in this space are:

Appetite for Change: A Minneapolis-based company that will provide job readiness training to North Minneapolis youth through urban farming and farmers’ market participation

Frogtown Farms: A St. Paul-based company that will provide high-level, hands-on urban agricultural education

Lakeview Elementary School: This Robbinsdale school will be able to expand its garden by adding a greenhouse and outdoor classroom

Little Earth Community: Based in Minneapolis, this company will focus their community-led urban farm production on Indigenous principles and perspectives

Prairie Island Indian Mdewakanton Sioux Community: The Red Wing community will implement a micro-farm aquaponics system to educate youth and address health disparities related to food access experienced in the area

Project Sweetie Pie: This Minneapolis endeavor will transform a greenhouse into a youth and adult education center

University of Minnesota Bee Lab: This facility in Falcon Heights will host 5 field days of hands-on learning activities and workshops for local students focused on pro-pollinator practices that enhance productivity

University of Minnesota Extension: K-12 youth in the Virginia, Minnesota “Virginia Grows” program will be invited to participate in afterschool 4-H programming at a nearby greenhouse

Youth Farm: This Minneapolis entity will expand its Farm Stewards Fellowship curriculum which focuses on educating youth on skill development related to food, social change, and urban agriculture.

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