City microgrant supports website linking would-be gardeners to gardens

Yards to Gardens, a website resource connecting would-be gardeners with land to work on, has expanded its resource offerings. In addition to signing up as having a yard available or as wanting to garden, people can now post or search for organic matter (compost, mulch, wood chips, etc.) and other tools.

The Yards to Gardens website, created by three Minneapolis gardening enthusiasts, grew from the observation that while our food system ships food an average of 1,500 miles from farm to fork, we use the vast majority of our cultivatable urban land to grow grass.

The City of Minneapolis awarded a Climate Change microgrant to Yards to Gardens as part of the City's effort to help local neighborhoods and organizations fund creative ways to engage residents in fighting global warming. The City of Minneapolis is also committed to increasing the availability of healthy food.

To sign up as a gardener, to offer your yard for gardening or to see the other resources available, visit www.Y2G.org.

Published Mar 24, 2010