Minneapolis (WCCO) – WCCO is partnering with Xcel Energy for the company’s Service Day this week. We will introduce you to local charities that can use your help. That includes one in St. Paul, growing students who are productive and responsible in the process. Urban roots are pulling lifelong learning from urban gardens.
With its blue line as its back, a close look at St. Paul’s Garden bed begins with Ravoli Bluff for Adora Tao. Harding High School Student is one of 75 young people who may face barriers to normal employment this summer by offering paid job-based training in the city.
I want to do something every summer. I don’t want to stay home. I want to feel that I have done something. ”
Executive Haile Ball says the lessons are more than just the hard work of rebuilding and harvesting old parks. They also focus on writing and financial literacy to prepare children for the next steps in life.
“Our mission is to increase access to natural and healthy food in our community,” he said. “One of our goals here at the roots of cities is to grow culturally relevant products, because 97% of our youth are from the BICCO communities. So every year we work with our young people – what do you grow and eat in your family and what is important to you and your culture? ”
Gustavo Ivara has built all six stations this summer.
“Here in the urban sub-program, I want to promote the biodiversity of the area, so it’s about eliminating invasive plants for that native plant to grow,” he said. I love hands, I love the outdoors, I love working with other people.
They are approaching nature in a way that they have never imagined.
City Roots will have an event this weekend, as well as an annual fundraiser this weekend. You can go to wcco.com/dayofservice this weekend to help, learn about other organizations and volunteer for Xcel “Good Energy”.