An afterschool horticulture project/program Project Sweetie Pie (How Sweet It Is!) will be starting up at North High School in Minneapolis. Sweet potato starter plants will be grown in the green house located at the school as part of a entrepreneurial training program for youth.
Starter plants grown this spring at North High and Gordan Parks High School in St. Paul will be disseminated to other youth garden sites throughout the Twin Cities. At the end of the growing season harvested sweet potatoes will be purchased and processed into Sweet Potato Pies by Rose McGee of Deep Roots Gourmet Foods.