Neighborhood examples

You can see how we help neighborhoods use biochar when planting trees and gardens.

2020 to present

hands holding soil




North Minneapolis — Delivered biochar and compost for a community garden and education center 


Tangletown — Used pollinator mix and biochar compost for plantings on 15 boulevards and community rain gardens.  These features improved stormwater management while creating pollinator habitat.

Windom — Used compost biochar in  44 community garden raised beds

2017 to 2019

People planting trees in unsplash




Highway 55/Hiawatha — Collaborated with Public Works and Hennepin County to rebuild the median of Hiawatha between 42nd and 46th streets

  • Placed a biochar compost in the median
  • Planted a low maintenance pollinator mix and 40 trees


Chicago Avenue — Collaborated with Pillsbury United Communities to use the compost biochar mix to create a community garden on a vacant lot in Ventura Village


Contact us

Minneapolis Health Department




Public Service Building
505 Fourth Ave. S., Room 520
Minneapolis, MN 55415