The City of St. Petersburg, the Pinellas Education Foundation, and the Foundation for a Healthy St. Pete came together to create the St. Pete Youth Farm.

When the farm opened, fifteen high school-aged students were hired that summer and many of those same youth would solidify the foundations of the program and work on this project over the next 2 years.

To date, the St. Pete Youth Farm has had 45 plus youth in the community involved in this program!

Carla Bristol, the collaboration manager at the farm, joins the nationally syndicated health and wellness show Bloom with how the farm helps kids.

Bloom airs in 40 markets across the country, with a reach of approximately 36 million households, and in Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands and Madison, WI.

You can watch Bloom in the Tampa Bay Market weekdays at Noon on WTTA: Spectrum 1006; Frontier 514; DirecTV 38; Dish 38; Comcast 43, and look for Bloom early mornings on WFLA News Channel 8.