Multicultural Urban Food & Ecology Initiative: YOUTH STEWARDS

Project Overview

Project Type: Youth Educator
Funds awarded in 2024: $6,000.00
Projected End Date: 02/15/2026
Grant Recipient: Prairie Rose Agricultural Institute for Research, Innovation and Education (PRAIRIE)
Region: North Central
State: Minnesota
Project Manager:
Prairie Rose Agricultural Institute for Research, Innovation and Education (PRAIRIE)


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Proposal abstract:

The Urban Food & Ecology Project
is a collaboration of seven organizations, representing diverse
cultures.  Our summer YOUTH STEWARDS will enjoy hands-on
experiences in community gardens and at Prairie Rose Farm, under
leadership from farmers and gardeners with decades of experience
in Sustainable Agriculture. 


Project objectives from proposal:


1. Introduce underserved BIPOC
youth and their families to sustainable community gardening and
farming to ensure they have access to fresh food and build a
sustainable local food system that  unites small-scale new
farmers with urban gardeners.  

  1. Increase sustainable
    farming/gardening skills of 12-20 high school students through
    hands-on work with urban and rural organic and regenerative
    farmers and gardeners 
  2. Introduce youth to Food and
    Ecology career opportunities through interviews and 3 hands-on
    projects with farmers, grocers, food pantries, and

4.. Increase agricultural and
environmental awareness/literacy, including regeneration, soil
health, carbon sequestration, bioremediation, perennial crops,
pollinators, and climate adaptations.

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