At St. Pete Youth Farm, MLK Day of Service makes a difference
83 Degrees Media | January 17th, 2023

In St. Petersburg, Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a celebration. A crowd of thousands lines First Avenue South for the parade that attracts marching bands from across Florida and the South and church and community groups from across St. Pete and Pinellas County. Read More...

Preparing for Kwanzaa, and planting seeds for the future
Bay News 9 | Dec 23rd, 2022

All year long they've been growing a feast at the St. Pete Youth Farm in preparation for Kwanzaa. Read more...

St. Pete Youth Farm kicks off weeklong Kwanzaa celebrations
Fox 13 | Dec 26th, 2022

Monday marks the first day of Kwanzaa, the holiday celebrating African American and pan-African culture. Read more...

How the teens of St. Pete Youth Farm fight food insecurity, one harvest at a time
Tampa Bay Times | Oct 17th, 2022

Two teenage girls dragged a wheelbarrow past a sweet potato patch along the side of a greenhouse. Others bent along the long rows of garden beds, tending to peppers, okra, and mustard greens. At the far end of the lot, a group of young men poured buckets of rotting food onto a compost pile, joking as they smashed the remains with shovels. ​​​​​​​Read more...

Seasons of change coming to Youth Farm
St. Pete Catalyst | Sept 6th, 2022

Long-awaited facility and operational improvements are on the way for the St. Pete Youth Farm as it continues blossoming into an oasis for teens on the city’s south side. Read more...

St. Pete Youth Farm teaches life lessons
Bay News 9 | July 26th, 2022

At St. Pete Youth Farm, there’s a lot more that’s being cultivated there than just plants. Kids, many of them underprivileged, are being “grown” into adults there. Read more...

St. Pete Youth Farm gets game-changing greenhouse to help fight food insecurity
ABC Action News | July 18th, 2022

Brianna Chambers is changing the world, one head of lettuce at a time. Read more...

From farming to poetry: Tampa Bay organizations get creative with Black mental health awareness
ABC Action News | July 7th, 2022

July marks Black Mental Health Awareness Month. Throughout Tampa Bay, organizations are coming together to break the stigma surrounding mental health needs in the Black community. Read more...

City Kids Learn to Farm
WFLA News Channel 8 - Bloom | July 5th, 2022  

The City of St. Petersburg, the Pinellas Education Foundation, and the Foundation for a Healthy St. Pete came together to create the St. Pete Youth Farm. Read more...

St. Pete Youth Farm’s new greenhouse fights food insecurity, teaches teens life lessons
Fox 13 | June 24th, 2022

Food insecurity impacts hundreds of thousands of people in the Tampa Bay area each year. It’s an issue especially in St. Petersburg where Feeding Tampa Bay reports more than 190,000 people in Pinellas County are considered food insecure. 
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USF St. Petersburg campus and St. Pete Youth Farm unveil Fresh and Local Greenhouse to fight food insecurity
The Weekly Challenger | June 24th, 2022

The USF St. Petersburg campus and the St. Pete Youth Farm have unveiled a new greenhouse that will provide the community with fresh vegetables and fish while giving students the opportunity to learn about sustainable and innovative farming methods. Read more...

USF St. Petersburg campus and St. Pete Youth Farm unveil Fresh and Local Greenhouse to fight food insecurity
USF St. Petersburg Campus | June 22nd, 2022

The USF St. Petersburg campus and the St. Pete Youth Farm have unveiled a new greenhouse that will provide the community with fresh vegetables and fish while giving students the opportunity to learn about sustainable and innovative farming methods. Read more...

In St Pete, youth-led farm blossoms in a food desert
83Degrees | June 21st, 2022

Justin Bowman has been a youth ambassador at the St. Pete Youth Farm since fall 2020. Bowman, a student at St. Petersburg Catholic High, says you learn hard work and responsibility at this youth-run urban farm in the heart of south St. Petersburg’s Midtown neighborhood. Read more...

Student-Led Greenhouse Will Help Fight Food Insecurity in St. Petersburg
CW44 | June 20th, 2022

Students in St. Petersburg are getting their hands dirty for a great cause, feeding families in need. Read more...

Jack and Jill of America honors Dr. King through a weekend of service
The Weekly Challenger | Jan 14th, 2022

Members of the Suncoast Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc., will come together as volunteers for a workday at the St. Pete Youth Farm this Saturday, Jan. 15, from 10-12 p.m. Read more...

Community celebrates first day of Kwanzaa at St. Pete Youth Farm
Tampa Bay Times | Dec 28th, 2021

The first day of Kwanzaa, Umoja, means “unity” in Swahili — so that’s what a community event for the holiday focused on during a Sunday celebration at the St. Pete Youth Farm. Read more...

Waveney Ann Moore: Kwanzaa in St. Pete, the community celebrates Black culture
St. Pete Catalyst | Dec 23rd, 2021 

Carla Bristol didn’t grow up with Kwanzaa, the annual celebration of Black culture and values that got its start in the era of the Civil Rights movement and surge in Black pride and identity. Read more...

Tampa Bay Born Murals: Jabari Reed-Diop, aka iBOMS, paints a new narrative in St. Pete
I Love the Burg | Oct 11th, 2021

Jabari Reed-Diop, aka iBOMS., is a prolific figure in the St. Pete arts scene. His large scale mural, painted during SHINE Mural Fest 2020, adorns the side of the brand new Grand Central Brewhouse. Read more...

Two Local Urban Farms Focus on Community
The Gabber | Aug 24th, 2021

Albert Risemberg landed in Gulfport in 2013 after retiring from a long career as an airplane mechanic. He has since created Moon Landing Garden and Apiary, a sustainable urban homestead where he lives and thrives. Read more...

St. Pete Youth Farm helps with food desert gap and so much more
ABC Action News | June 18th, 2021

Helping bridge the divide in South St. Pete's food desert, is a group of teens and some passionate volunteers hoping to make a difference. Read more...

Cultivating solutions to food insecurity in Tampa Bay
83 Degrees Media | June 7th, 2021

Over the past quarter of a century, Tampa Bay Area residents have oohed and aahed over the vivid colors and abundance of organic vegetables from growing food co-ops like Sweetwater Organic Farm. Read more...

St. Pete Youth Farm’s response to bike theft? Free bikes
St. Pete Catalyst | Jun 2nd, 2021

In early May, St. Pete resident and activist Rob Greenfield watched someone steal his bicycle in Gulfport. The thief grabbed the bike outside of Sumitra Espresso Lounge, where Rob was working on his laptop with his custom, refurbished bicycle just a few feet away.  Read more...

Downtown St. Pete farm feeds community, fertilizes young minds
Fox 13 - Tampa Bay | May 31st, 2021

Farms aren't just out in the country anymore. Urban farms like the St. Pete Youth Farm are popping up in cities all over the country. The St. Pete Youth Farm is a not only a place where young people learn the importance of how to grow food but it’s also a place where they develop important life skills. Read more...

Community Voices: St. Pete Youth Farm’s Youth Ambassadors
St. Pete Catalyst | May 6th, 2021

The St. Pete Youth Farm, the city’s collaborative urban farm project, looks for high school-aged youth (ages 14-19) to apply for internships. The organization encourages its Youth Ambassadors to “lift their voices through art and writing.  Read more...

St. Pete community hard at work producing a nutritious future
The Weekly Challenger | April 29th, 2020

The St. Pete Youth Farm is not just growing fresh fruits and vegetables; they’re expanding access to healthy nutrition in south St. Pete. Read more...

St. Pete Youth Farm celebrates Earth Day
Bay News 9 Segment | April 22nd, 2021

On Saturday, the St. Pete Youth Farm will celebrate Earth Day 2021 with a community workday and market at their location at 1664 12th St. South in St. Petersburg. Spectrum Bay News 9 spent Thursday morning visiting with Carla Bristol, the collaboration manager of the St. Pete Youth Farm, to learn more about the project and what’s going on with it. Read more...

St. Pete Youth Farm helps fight food insecurity, and teaches financial literacy
I Love The Burg | Feb 23rd, 2021

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... Read more...

USFSP, local high school students collaborate on new urban hydroponic farm in South St. Pete
83 Degrees Media | Feb 23rd, 2021

Fresh and local will soon be more than a slogan thanks to an innovative project to bring an urban hydroponic farm to almost an acre of land behind the Enoch Davis Community Center in South St. Pete at 1664 12th St. S. Read more...

St. Pete Youth Farm to provide affordable fruits, vegetables in South St. Petersburg 'food desert' (News Clip)
ABC Action News | Jan 27th, 2021

The neighborhood of South St. Petersburg is rich with history, but lacking in stores selling healthy food options. Read more...

Youths Get Their Hands Dirty With Healthy Food For South St. Pete
Patch St Pete | Jan 19th, 2021

St. Pete Youth Farm ambassadors gathered on Martin Luther King Jr. Day and got their hands dirty as they prepared land for gardening that will benefit the South St. Pete community. Read more...

Photos: St. Pete Youth Farm MLK Day 2021 Day of Service
Tampa Bay Times | Jan 18th, 2021

The St. Pete Youth Farm MLK Day of Service brought out dozens of volunteers and supporters to continue work associated with building the urban farm in St. Petersburg. Read more... 

City council approves ordinance allowing expansion of local produce sales
St. Pete Catalyst | Dec 3rd, 2020

St. Petersburg city council members unanimously passed an ordinance Thursday that will expand opportunities for the production and sale of locally grown produce, a move that will help address the issue of food insecurity in the city while providing economic benefits for residents interested in growing and selling their own food. Read more...

Grant will fight food insecurity in south St. Petersburg through urban farming
The Weekly Challenger | Nov 24th, 2020

A $25,000 grant to USF’s St. Petersburg campus from the Ford Motor Company Fund is going towards a project that will promote food security in south St. Petersburg by producing up to 150 pounds of fresh vegetables for the community each month. Read more...

Fresh Produce On Menu From Future Hydroponic Urban Farm in St Petersburg
Edible Tampa Bay | Nov 23rd, 2020

An effort in St. Petersburg that trains young people to grow food got a big boost recently. Read more...

USF St. Petersburg campus receives grant to help bring hydroponic greenhouse project to St. Pete
ABC Action News, WFTS Tampa Bay | Nov 20th, 2020

An effort to promote food security in South St. Petersburg is getting a boost from a $25,000 grant. USF’s St. Petersburg campus was awarded the money from the Ford Motor Company Fund for The Fresh and Local Greenhouse Project. Read more...

USF’s St. Petersburg campus receives grant to fight food insecurity
St. Pete Catalyst - Nov 18th, 2020


The City of St. Petersburg has a new ally in its ongoing battle against food insecurity.
Thanks to a $25,000 grant from the Ford Motor Company Fund, the University of South Florida’s St. Petersburg campus will be able to launch its Fresh and Local Greenhouse Project in summer 2021. The initiative will promote food security in South St. Pete by producing up to 150 pounds of fresh vegetables for the community each month. Read More...

USF St. Petersburg campus awarded a $25,000 grant from Ford Motor Company Fund to fight food insecurity through urban farming
USF's St. Petersburg Campus - Nov 17th, 2020


USF’s St. Petersburg campus is one of only seven higher education institutions across the nation to receive a grant through the 2020 Ford College Community Challenge. A $25,000 grant from the Ford Motor Company Fund is going towards a project that will promote food security in South St. Petersburg by producing up to 150 pounds of fresh vegetables for the community each month. Read More...

St. Pete Youth Farm featured on the Michael Clayton Live Show

Michael Clayton Live - aired Jul 25th

The segment starts at the 00:13:00 minute mark. 

Youth Farm in St. Petersburg teaches kids gardening, cooking and business skills

ABC Action News | Jul 1st, 2019

Kareem Alexander is building a farm, a Youth Farm that is designed and operated by kids. “Our creativity can stretch as far as we want,” Kareem says about the urban agriculture project. Read more...