a. As a recent 501 c 3,, donations to Project Sweetie Pie (a non-profit) are tax-deductible
b. We have expanded activities, partnerships and collaborations that include but are not limited to:
1. establishing a greenhouse,educational and training facility in Minneapolis
2. establishing a Mobile Food Store in north Minneapolis
3. establishing and leading the effort to educate north Minneapolis residents
about the financial, environmental and community benefits of Composting
4. establishing a retail and wedding chapel facility with year-round plants
Partnerships for the above include: Scott’s Miracle-Gro corporation, E.D.E.N. (eat delicious eat nutritious), City of Minneapolis, U of M, office of Mayor Hodges.
c.PSP and the Political Arena: PSP in conjunction with the Council on Black Minnesotans has put forth legislation that states “in populations of 60k or more, land will be set aside for urban farming/agriculture and also, funding for urban agriculture projects will be allocated to these cities.

Project Sweetie Pie: 1418 Oliver Avenue, N. Minneapolis, MN55411

Project Sweetie Pie will be revitalizing North Minneapolis using scattered gardens to seed community agricultural businesses and ultimately a Food Corridor with 500+ liveable wage jobs within walking distance from home. Join us as we work together to bring healthy food, vigorous exercise, intergenerational learning and new community engagement.

The key to our success will be our youthful leaders. They will learn and then figure out new directions for our community. We will follow them to a more prosperous era. Join us as we plant the seeds of change.

An AfroEco and Project Sweetie Pie Innovations Lab on March 27, 2013 attracted 175 participants who together affirmed a green vision for North Minneapolis. That vision includes:

Phase 1 Scattered gardens: (about 20+ with all kinds of partners–nonprofits, churches, schools, neighborhood common gardens–greening up the areas torn apart by the recent tornado

Phase 2 Social Media: with a YouthCafe at North High, STEP-UP Students, students from Asian Media Access and support from Dr. Mumbo Jumbo, Myron Green from the E. J. Henderson Foundation, Ed Erwin from Youthrive and hundreds of others, the stories from these gardens will be presented in photos, essays, videos and media releases.

We want all young people to become food producers.

We want our communities to be healthy, robust, and filled with nutritious, local, organic food and creative happy families.

Be part of the buzz by contacting Michael Chaney at mvchane@aim.com. We need your blogs to connect with us, your photos to inspire us, your videos to inform us. And volunteering is always welcome!



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