St. Pete Youth Farm helps fight food insecurity, and teaches financial literacy

smith and associates

St. Pete Youth Farm, a South St. Pete CRA youth development program led by youth for youth in the community, offers volunteer on the farm days once a month, and you can register for February 27 by clicking here.

The next volunteer on the farm day is set for March 27 at 10am.

The St. Pete Youth Farm is a welcoming place where young people develop important life skills. This urban farm project encourages creative thinking and personal growth as students learn everything from growing their own food to financial literacy. Through this youth development program, they support the next generation of leaders and entrepreneurs.

USF’s St. Petersburg Campus won a $25,000 grant from the Ford Foundation to start a greenhouse project in partnership with St. Pete Youth Farm and other local organizations to fight food insecurity within the community by growing fresh produce all year long right in the South St. Pete CRA.

St. Pete Youth Farm will be the home of this hydroponic greenhouse project, and it’s scheduled to be up and running around Summer 2021.

Want to help St. Pete Youth Farm but can’t volunteer? Click HERE to make a donation to their efforts to fight food insecurity today.

Learn more by visiting St. Pete Youth Farm’s website and by following them on Facebook.

St. Pete Youth Farm, 1664 12th Street South

Written by Andrew Harlan

Andrew Harlan is the Editor of ilovetheburg.com. Follow him on Twitter @harlanyoungII and Instagram @harlanyoung. Send tips and potential stories to info@ilovetheburg.com.