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Mission Youth (MY) Farm

The first time I ever set foot in Mission High School it was to speak at a career day.  Although it was just a few blocks from EHDD’s office I had no idea what was going on behind the walls.  I discovered an amazing diverse urban public high school and soon I was helping convert 7,900 sf of unused asphalt next to the football field into a working farm.  

The MY (Mission Youth) Farm teaches environmental education by involving them in all aspects of running the farm and associated business.  As part of the 1% program, EHDD provided pro-bono services designing the farm, but mostly managing the process, from permitting, scheduling and budgeting, to directing volunteers in the construction.