Sweet Potato Project

The Sweet Potato Project aims to restore economic activity in North St. Louis by providing paid training opportunities for area youth while creating new ways to grow and distribute local produce.  Each summer, youth learn agricultural and entrepreneurial skills while growing sweet potatoes, which in the fall and winter months they use to bake, market, and sell sweet potato cookies.  A long-term Sweet Potato Project goal is to encourage other city stakeholders to lease or purchase vacant properties on which they can grow produce, with the option of selling their yield to the Project so that it can create more food-based products.

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