This will be the new site for Project Sweetie Pie as soon as we figure out how to make this work. Please be patient while we learn.
Over time we will revitalize North Minneapolis, and here is what we will do:
Phase 1: We will encourage neighbors, schools, churches and neighbors to grow gardens full of fresh vegetables. Some will be eaten, some will be sold, some will be donated to local foodshelves.
Phase 2: We will work with the youth. Through a Youth Café at North High School, through stories and videos, our young people will convey to us their thoughts and dreams for the future. We will combine this with the Tales from the Garden work by Asian Media Access, the video and radio by the Northside Polars and with other youth media programs to begin to grow our community–much like we grow our tomatoes.
Phase 3: We figure out how to extend our growing season with hoop houses and aquaponics. We build upon the fertile ground. We will use the winter to teach each other about how to life a health life. We vision our coming gardens, learn how we will cook and prepare our food, and plan for our expanded prosperity.
Phase 4: We create a Food Corridor–the Nile of North Minneapolis. We invite community agriculture businesses to develop 500+ jobs so that we can go to work and walk home at night. It will be something. Join us for the journey!