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Food, Land, Art, and Community!

Power Tree Quilting Session for Phillips neighbors

Wednesday, July 6, 5:30-7:30PM

Tamales y Bicicletas, 2820 15th Avenue South

Join Million Artist Movement at Tamales y Bicicletas garden, in collaboration with Native Youth Arts Collective. Make a quilt square while we discuss and explore what community safety means to us and dive into our radical imaginations as we reflect on our past, present while using art to envision the future of our communities. This is part of a series of quilting events and conversations through August 2022. Art and ideas generated will be incorporated into a mural that will be installed later this summer at the garden. All are welcome!

Million Artist Movement (MAM) is a cooperative of Black-Brown-and-Radical Artist Revolutionaries and Activists committed to racial and environmental justice. The Native Youth Arts Collective (NYAC) is a group of Native teens and young adult artists residing in the Little Earth and East Phillips neighborhoods in Minneapolis.

Tamales y Bicicletas (TyB) Jardin Urbano is a community garden/greenhouse/green space dedicated to strengthening Southside immigrant and BIPOC communities through urban farming, cultural empowerment, bike projects, and environmental justice.

Hearty Meals from the Garden

Minneapolis Edible Boulevards

Saturday, July 9 11AM-12PM

Celestial Gardens 2210 N Emerson Ave 

We’re stoked to start creating dishes with food already growing in our gardens, so let’s kick the summer off right with some veggie spring rolls with peanut sauce. We’re excited to have our first class with Northsider and writer, Natalia Mendez of Lengua y Corazon. Natalia will be facilitating our first class. We’ll be able to sample the spring rolls at the end of class, but it won’t be a meal. You’ll also get the recipe sent home with you so you can make it with the veggies growing in your own garden.

Each class from July-October will be held in a community garden in one of the two Minneapolis Green Zones. Visit Minneapolis Edible Boulevards on Facebook for more information.

Wish Work Puppet Series: How to Know a Whale

Saturday, July 9, 1-2PM

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church

2742 S 15th Ave, Minneapolis, MN.

This show is a whale of a time and a (very) loose homage to Moby-Dick if Ishmael was a hyper-curious eleven-year-old girl and the whale was a little friendlier! With the help of her stuck submarine, How to Know a Whale explores her perspective in isolated circumstances, a maker’s approach, and our relationship to the ocean. Join us underwater for shadow puppets, object performance, and original music as we search for a whale.

Suitable for kids 5-12, How to Know a Whale uses shadow puppets from an overhead projector, object performance in a suitcase, and original music from Juliana Carr. Calling on traditional performance techniques updated with new technology, this show by puppet artist Felicia Cooper sparks curiosity in kids and parents alike.

Wish Work, a program of hinterhands puppet company, is puppet theatre for young audiences focused on telling stories working toward making the world the way we wish it to be. Performances will be held monthly on Saturday afternoons from 1PM-2PM. The August show will be August 13. Each month will have a new show with a suggested donation of $5-$10 per person. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. 

Open Streets Franklin
Sunday, July 10, 11AM-4:30PM
Portland Ave S to 26th Ave S

We are happy to welcome everyone back this year. More than a street festival, Open Streets Minneapolis brings together communities to temporarily close Franklin Ave S to car traffic between Portland Ave S and 26th Ave S. The street will be completely open for people to explore their communities in a uniquely connected way.

The alley will share a tent with Ventura Village this year. Stop by to participate in an art or photo activity to contribute to the paper, make a patch or card with our alley cat stamp, and see our Environmental Justice exhibit! You can also meet alley folks and learn more about getting involved in neighborhood news. Ventura Village will also have bocce ball set up!

People’s Land Network

Tuesday, July 19, 5:30-7:30PM

 Location TBD (South Mpls Garden)

Call/text 612-466-0621 to learn more or to find out the location! 

Plant Grow Share has been hosting the People’s Land Network, a network of neighbors sharing access to land and garden space since the fall of 2021. This network aims to face the longer, larger complex issue of land access – which includes the historical harm of land theft and extraction, why accessing land to grow food is difficult and what we can do about it at a grassroots level! When we meet as a network, we also hear some folks are looking for land to grow, while others have land to share. We’re trying to make a connection with the most important asset we have–each other, so we can grow together!

Are you curious about local history and land ownership? Do you want to investigate the challenges of private land and city development? Join us as we circle up together with the People’s Land Network! We are facing the reality of climate change and chaos– and the need to localize our food with people growing food together. The City of Minneapolis has not prioritized growing food, but we can! We’re forming and evolving this network to address land access as neighbors sharing access to land and pushing against the barriers that keep us from growing food together in the city. Our next session on July 19 will be co-hosted with Friends of the Mississippi River with a focus on waterways. 

Plant Grow Share is a grassroots food justice program in Minneapolis that shows what’s possible when neighbors share time, talent and land in accessible and inclusive ways. PGS focuses on investing in neighbors through gardening education and sharing food while community building. Now starting its 8th season, Plant-Grow-Share is committed to investing in neighbors through creative partnerships with community organizations and groups. Learn more about us https://thecentralneighborhood.com/plant-grow-share or follow us on social media @plantgrowsharempls on Instagram and PLANT-GROW-SHARE on Facebook!

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