AUGUST 22ND 2012

RRPI/ Sweetiepie Aquaponics introduction to staff & students of Metro Academy and Wiese, North Minneapolis, Minnesota

APRIL 14TH 2012


Spring 2012 starts pretty strong with Project Sweetie Pie (PSP) Garden Build Event to be hosted at PSP’s
“PROJECT SWEETIE PIE” – Sponsorship Package
at 1108 25th Ave North Minneapolis (@5th and Emerson)


Micheal Chaney: 612-729 5277 mvchane@aim.com
Robert Woods Jr: 612-226 2857 robertwoodsjr@yahoo.com
Jack Jackman 952 388 8125
Becky Rayman 612 251 8299
Beverly Stancil 612 532 9256

The Renewables Research and Policy Institute
in, strong support of this large northside community initiative, can also be reached at

612 928 5676 for more info.

  • “Project Sweetie Pie” is an initiative to build healthy neighborhoods by controlling the Food Distribution System. “Project Sweetie Pie” is a small part of a worldwide movement to build sustainable and resilient communities. Simply put, we build urban areas into safe productive places to live where neighborhood residents have active opportunities to assist in the feeding of their families. “Project Sweetie Pie” achieves its goals by cultivating urban farms in North Minneapolis on unused privately owned and/or blighted city lots into flourishing, healthy food Systems. Youth and their families participate in the planting, maintenance, harvesting, and marketing of the produce grown.

    Cultivate Urban Farms

    “Project Sweetie Pie” has identified land to develop into Urban Farms. “Project Sweetie Pie” has securedcommitments from the owners of 8 urban plots, including a 2- acre site just off downtown. The “Sweetie Pie” lots are located along the commercial corridors of North Minneapolis. Several of the lots have been garden sites in the past and make an easytransition to an urban farm.

    Educate Kids

    The education and employment of youth is a major priority of ‘Project Sweetie Pie”. “Project Sweetie Pie” is working with schools, churches, youth development organizations, and the University of Minnesota to provide accredited curriculum and service learning oportunities in horticulture, urban farming, and entrepreneurship. Through it’s partners and The City of Minneapolis Step–Up Program “Project Sweetie Pie” has secured 7 paid youth assistants. We anticipate 100-150 youth, family members, neighbors, mentors, and educators to be involved in the project.

    It All Makes Cents

    “Project Sweetie Pie” is growing the nexT generation of business and community leaders. All produce harvested is headed to the market place. Won’t you join our young entrepreneurs as they celebrate the fruits of their labor?


    • Compost
    • Gardening tools and equipment
    • Plants
    • Transportation/gasoline
    • Seeds
    • Liability insurance
    • Project Coordinator Salary
    • Youth Stipends
    • Youth Coordinator Salary


    • 1/2 acre Farm $500.00 .
    • General $100.00