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Growing Leaders and Strengthening Communities in Minnesota

Urban Roots youth enjoy camping trip on the Chippewa National Forest

For over 22 years, Urban Roots Minnesota has provided paid internships to youth ages 14-18 on the East Side of St. Paul. Each year, approximately 60 youth develop leadership and entrepreneurial skills through Urban Roots gardening, cooking and conservation programs.

Fourth Graders Learn the Art of Maple Sugaring

Donald Harris with fourth-graders pointing out wildlife along maple sugaring process

Making maple syrup involves extracting sap from Maple trees and then boiling it down to get the sweet syrup that many have grown to love. With help of a partnership between USDA Forest Service and Neighborhood House, a busload of enthusiastic fourth-graders from St. Marcus School in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, were able to get outside and try their hand at making maple syrup.

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