Episode 17: Youth Farm

Youth farm isn’t your typical summer camp playing basketball or swimming, instead, these kids learn how to garden, cook (and of course play games).  It sounds a little strange, but its a unique program that kids love, it gets them outdoors and they learn where their food comes from and how to enjoy it.  I’ve been filming some of their activities over the past couple months, and cooking with the kids as well… this week’s episode is a culmination of that.  Kids and food are a great and entertaining combination so I hope you enjoy watching this episode as much as I enjoyed making it.

Make sure to watch till the end for the littlens’ outtakes.

9 responses to “Episode 17: Youth Farm”

  1. Anderson Renawalt says:

    Best yet!

  2. Kevin says:

    My 3 year old daughter walks around our gardens, picking seed heads [and various other objects], pokes a hole in the dirt, covers them up, and if you ask her she’ll tell you that what the seeds need to grow are water, sunshine, and love. I should have sectioned off a part of the garden specifically for her this year – next year. She’ll likely be more capable gardener than most adults around her prior to her first day of kindergarten.

  3. Some of my favorite cooking classes have been those with children. They are so, so serious about the food and the learning. And the eating? I have found that if children make it themselves, they are more than likely to eat it! That little boy eating beets? Warmed my heart! What child eats beets? Or kale, or greens… answer, the child that has planted it, nurtured it, harvested it and prepared it! These children have a head start on healthy eating and certainly are at less risk of childhood obesity! Does this organization take donations?

  4. Kevin Obsatz says:

    Looks great! It’s interesting to see what you chose to use… nice editing.

  5. Jenny says:

    My mother is always trying to get me to garden with her. I wish something like this was around when I was a kid – I would have had a better appreciation and understanding for food at an earlier age.

  6. Kathy says:

    It was fantastic to see the boy take a big bite of the greens you were fixing, then he took another big bite because he said they were GOOD! … even before it was baked (in the fritatta-like dish). Great subject for your series.

  7. Lisa says:

    Great video Danny! Gardening with kids is always so fun. They are enthusiastic and will remember it forever.

  8. Ariah says:

    Awesome! Seems like some great programming happening in Powderhorn. Would love to see some similar summer camps in our area. I’m gonna pass this video along to others.

    P.S. You should check out a couple great gardens on the northside of Minneapolis, McKinley CSA and the 15th Ave Garden. Well worth one of your episodes.

  9. Mike says:

    Wow! What a great program. It was awesome to see these kids eating beats and kale. I didn’t have beats, kale, okra, tomatillo, and much more until I was 23. I want to try every vegetable that I see now. It’s so natural. Just eat what g-d decides will grow for us

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