24 Oct The St. Pete Youth Farm and Carla Bristol are helping the community grow their own food
On October 5th the amazing Carla Bristol returnsed to BPW to share the great work being done at the St. Pete Youth Farm and other related activites here in our community.
Carla Bristol was born in Guyana, raised in Brooklyn and has lived in St. Petersburgh, Florida since 1996. She currently serves as the Collaboration Manager at St. Pete Youth Farm, a dynamic youth development program on St. Petersburg’s mostly African American southside. Under Carla’s leadership, St Pete Youth Farm gives it’s youth participants a wide range of experiences that allow them to develop skills in urban agriculture, aquaponics, public speaking and peer leadership.
Carla is leading a new initiative at St. Pete Youth Farm that seeks to create a more decentralized model of urban agriculture by distributing 500 mini-gardens and 20,000 seedlings to community members. Carla Bristol is an important emerging food system leader.