Saturday, Aug. 11 is Community Garden Day in Minneapolis
The Minneapolis City Council and Mayor Rybak have declared Aug. 11 Community Garden Day in the City of Minneapolis. Minneapolis has a multitude of benefits that gardens bring including nutritious food; exercise and community connections for its residents; and the beauty of green, growing things.
Community gardens are hosting free neighborhood celebrations Aug. 11 for the public. Visitors can learn directly from community gardeners about these community spaces and get to know their communities better in the process. Community garden tour information is available from Gardening Matters.
- More than 4,500 community gardeners.
- More than 100 food production community gardens.
- Gardeners who speak English, Spanish, Hmong, Somali and Korean – reflecting the cultural and ethnic diversity of the city.
The City of Minneapolis supports community gardening by providing compost and access to water and linking residents, gardeners and entrepreneurs with seeds, seedlings, tools, education and connections. The City’s resolution on Community Garden Day lists more of the benefits of community gardens.
Homegrown Minneapolis is a citywide initiative expanding our community’s ability to grow, process, distribute, eat and compost more healthy, sustainable, locally grown foods.
Published Aug 10, 2012