From left to right: Carla, Meriem, SaaNai, Jae-Din, Aiymere, Shimya, Justin, Darion, Ramona, Makai
Happy Summer! We hope everyone has been staying cool and dry these past couple of months. We’ve been staying busy maintaining the farm, welcoming new faces, and continuing to grow and learn together. We wrapped up our 8-week summer program earlier this month and beginning our Fall 2021 internship this week!
We want to share with you some amazing highlights from this Summer!
Nine new youth ambassadors and eight returning ambassadors for the summer cohort (17 total)
Farm tours including Wedgeworth Leadership Institute and Gladden Park Rec
Vermicomposting class with Albert Risemberg
Participated in the Tampa Bay Collard Green Festival for the second year
Pride/DoorDash Event and $10k donation from DoorDash
Camp night at the farm
Bike giveaway and bike education classes (6 bikes given away to youth)
Chef cooking demonstrations with Chef Coco and Chef PT Collins
Suncoast Surfriders and Keep Pinellas Beautiful (lessons on microplastics, littering, keeping oceans clean for our environment)
Continued Wellness Mondays with NOMAD Art Bus and Counseling with Zaneta Ellison of NewVisions Behavioral Health
Mindful Movement with Clayton Sizemore
Team building and tree climbing at Pathfinder Outdoor Education
Delivery of our 20' x 40' greenhouse forFresh 'n Local project with USF
Thanks to all the people who continue to support our youth, we wouldn't be where we are without you all. Together we grow!
St. Pete Youth Farm Summer 2021 photo highlight reel
Growing watermelon, cantaloupe, okra, ginger, and other herbs!
Added an additional tub for composting worms
Donation of a commercial generator by a community member
180+ pounds of food harvested at the end of the season which included okra, bell peppers, eggplant, various hot peppers, scallions, yellow pear tomatoes, and much more!
Donation of 10 handmade planter pots by Pam's Pottery Works
Interested in Volunteering?
We'll be having our first community workday of the season this Saturday, August 28th! All are welcome. If you haven't had a chance to make it out to the farm this is a great opportunity to do so. Bring water, a hat, and gloves if you have any (we have extras). We have a lot to do to get things going for Fall and many hands make light work!