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Edible Boulevards Community Resources for Spring

Edible Boulevards Community Resources for Spring

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Ventura Village May 22

East Phillips May 22

Minneapolis Edible Boulevards is Looking for Participants!

Minneapolis Edible Boulevards is Looking for Participants!

By MICHELLE SHAW So much to share this month! First, a huge shout out to our youth coordinators who have been working with us since December through a Minneapolis Green Zones grant: Janicea Comey, Timya Jones and Julius Rennie. They’ve done a lot of work connecting community members with fresh produce through community garden mapping. They’ve also created a directory to promote plant-based businesses that are BIPOC and woman-owned. If you live in one of the Southside Green Zone zip codes of 55454, 55404, 55406 or 55407 (or your business is there), have a plant-based business or offer vegan options, and would like to be included in the directory, please contact Have you ever thought about growing food for your home (or business, community space, place of worship, what have you) and also creating a space where community members can share what you grow? Then Minneapolis Edible Boulevards is for you! If you’ve never planted a garden before, that’s okay. We can teach you! If you know how and just need help with soil testing (and a few bags of organic soil on the side!), we can help with that too. We’re looking for participants who are interested in gardening long-term, so the City can see one new way of growing food with safety at the helm. Who’s eligible to apply? Those who live in the Southside Green Zone neighborhoods, which are East Phillips, Phillips West, Midtown Phillips, Ventura Village and Cedar Riverside. Be on the lookout for our applications towards the end of April on our Minneapolis Edible Boulevards Facebook page. If not on Facebook, contact the email above for an application. We provide the funding, resources and education; you provide the space, garden tending, desire for learning and skill sharing. If you live in a neighborhood that we don’t currently serve and would like to create your own edible boulevard, please contact our email so we can add you to the City pilot. Join our [...]

Phillips West April ’22

New Mural at Phillips West Community Garden

New Mural at Phillips West Community Garden

By LAURA HULSCHER The Phillips West Fall Fest and Annual Meeting was held on November 6th outside the Swedish American Institute. Here neighbors led by Daja Shanklin of Self Made Creative Learning paint a mural for the new Phillips West Community Garden. The garden is on the northeast corner of Portland Avenue South and 28th Street.

Hey Gardeners

By Brad Pass It”'s NOT too early to start thinking about Garden fresh tomatoes, herbs and squash, It only seems so if you look outside. So - crank up your imagination and conjure mental pictures of spading warm loam, planting and tending the food and flowers for 2013. Gardening News: The East Phillips Community 17th Ave. Garden (2428 17th Ave. S.) has a few openings for garden plots every spring. If you are an East Phillips resident and are interested, Contact Brad Pass at to get on the Wait List. For immediate attention, add “GARDEN” in caps to the subject line. The First Garden General Membership meeting of the 2013 Gardening season; WHEN? Saturday, April. 13th Time? 10:00 AM Where? The East Phillips Park Community Center (2307 17th Ave. S.) Garden Plots will be assigned, and Plot fees will be collected, and Sign-up for Garden Work Groups The Local Food Resource Hubs Network provides support to residents who wish to grow their own fresh produce, helping to ensure greater food security and healthy food access. Hub membership provides seeds, plants, classes, tools and networking. To join a hub in one of four Minneapolis neighborhoods or the Midway neighborhood of St.Paul, sign up online now! Or, download the printable sign-up form with program information at Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a way for you to avoid the work and still reap the harvest of organic local gardens by paying in advance for the best produce available on a weekly basis as it is harvested. There are many farms and gardens from which to purchase shares. See for a list. I am familiar with Amador Hill Farm at the Women”'s Environmental Institute in North Branch. Go to and click on “Purchase Your 2013 CSA Shares Now” for information.

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