Youth Training & Opportunity on Sustainable Urban Agriculture in North Minneapolis

Project Overview

Project Type: Youth Educator
Funds awarded in 2024: $6,000.00
Projected End Date: 02/15/2026
Grant Recipient: Appetite For Change
Region: North Central
State: Minnesota
Project Manager:
Steven Forns
Appetite For Change
Project Co-Managers:
Sandy Peacock
Appetite For Change


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Proposal abstract:

Appetite For Change (AFC) is a
community-led organization rooted in supporting North Minneapolis
to have a community owned food system that works to mitigate the
impacts of climate change, preserve high quality green space and
land tenure, and build sustainable farming and agricultural
practices while increasing access to fresh, affordable and
culturally relevant foods.

Specifically, AFC’s Youth
Training & Opportunity Program (YTOP) allows youth to participate
in different activities aimed at improving their interest in and
knowledge of post-secondary success, promote environmental
stewardship, and build their confidence to connect with and make
change in their community.

Project objectives from proposal:

Appetite For Change is seeking to
change the food system in North Minneapolis by sustainably
growing and sourcing crops for community food distribution. Our
objectives of Urban Agriculture and Youth Training & Opportunity
Program (YTOP) include:

  1. Teach up to 40 youth about the
    benefits of organic growing in urban settings to establish
    sustainable practices through hands-on projects and community
  2. Establish positive connections
    and post-secondary outcomes for North Minneapolis youth as they
    contribute to a community-led food system and break perceived
    barriers to urban agriculture
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