Food Justice at The Wynwood Yard
At The Yard, we believe every child deserves access to healthy and fresh food -- from vegetables to juice to lean proteins. Healthy young bodies help to nourish and develop healthy young minds. Far too often Miami's most vulnerable communities are faced with severely limited options for healthy eating. Our Food Justice Program provides a bridge to help young people from underserved communities experience first-hand the critical benefits of healthy eating, smart cooking, and organic gardening.
Our commitment to food justice began from the very first day that we opened our gates. Since 2015, The Yard has provided free cultural, educational, entrepreneurial, culinary, and equity opportunities. As the cornerstone of our purpose-driven programming, Food Justice reaches more than 1,000 young people each year.
Food Justice is based on creative, engaging on-site workshops for young people from diverse communities. The program provides subsidized transportation, hands-on learning experiences in our garden and cooking areas, and artistic workshops to underscore the intersection of culinary craft and creativity. Each season, K-12 students enjoy customized field trips including leadership participation from some of Miami’s leading food, culture and education experts.
Our plan is to replicate the thriving garden in Wynwood, one of the largest urban gardens in Miami, in our new North Beach Yard -- so that Food Justice can deepen our footprint, serving even more young people in need.