Kingfield Community Garden Group
Gardeners who are confident and ready to get in the ground—and who want to work on building our network of gardeners and green activities in Kingfield—might want to apply for a Pleasant Garden Plot. This garden group works together to plan events and educational opportunities to share their love of gardening, and to fundraise to expand gardening opportunities within our community.
2014 Garden Plot and Class information NOW available! See below:
Vegetable Gardening Basics Class Series Information
In collaboration with Minnesota State Horticultural Society and the University of MN Extension Master Gardener Program in Hennepin County, the Kingfield Neighborhood Association Community Gardening Group is offering a FREE 5-week class series on vegetable gardening. The classes are comprised of lectures and hands-on demonstrations. You will receive a certificate upon completion of the class if you attend at least 4 of the 5 classes.
Classes are on 5 Tuesdays, 6-7:30 PM, beginning April 1 at Dr. Martin Luther King Park, 4055 Nicollet Avenue South. The dates are: 4/1, 4/8, 4/22, 4/29, 5/6. This class is taught in English. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on this class. The application form can be found here.
A Spanish language class is also being held on Saturdays at Sabathani. The six-part class will be led by University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardeners in Hennepin County and translated into Spanish by Kingfield neighbor Marianna Padilla. Call 612-547-6910 to register for “In the Garden.” The class will be held from 9 to 11 AM on the second Saturday of the month for six months: April 12, May 10, June 14, July 12, August 9, and September 13. Por favor llame al 612-547-6910 para registrarse.
Community Garden Plot Application
Now in its fifth year, the garden (located just north of the CPFA, Center for Performing Arts) is available for use by individual gardeners in our community. At least seven plots will be available to new gardeners this year! Plot rental for one season is $40. Each gardener must also agree to perform 1 hour per month minimum in service to the common areas.
Applications and fees are due by March 21, 2014. You will be notified on or before March 28 if you will receive a garden plot. If more applicants are available than plots, a lottery will take place. We reserve 20% of the plots for CPFA tenants (either studio or hourly).
A mandatory meeting will be held on the evening of April 16th for those who receive garden plots. You can find the application form here or outside the KFNA office door at #101 in the Center for Performing Arts, 3754 Pleasant, Minneapolis, MN 55409, as well as printed copies of the Garden Rules 2014.
Applications and plot fees can be mailed to this address or slid under the door; fees must be included with the registration. Note: If your application is not selected to receive a plot this season, your fee will be returned.
Garden Fundraising is FUN!
Kingfield Community Gardens fundraising 2014! Fun, community-building and earth-embracing ways Kingfield supports local community gardening. Details on these 2014 events will be available later in the growing season!
- Garden to Table Dinners
- Kingfield Gardens Walking Tour
- Bread Oven Build
- Plant & Bake Sale
|Garden Site Design created by Marnie Peichel, garden volunteer and Kingfield neighbor.|
Kingfield Community Garden Wish List!
Spring is around the corner and the Kingfield Community Gardens are in need of the following equipment and items:
* Gardening tools (new and used)
* Working hoses, sprinklers, split spigots, and timers
* Bird Baths and Stone Pavers
* Wheel barrow
* Rakes, garden shovels, pitch forks, potato forks
* Decorative fencing
* Solar-powered garden lights
* Compost lawn and garden paper bags
* Use of a Pick-up truck for occasional hauling
Contact KFNA at email@example.com or 612.823.5980 if you have items to donate and to arrange for drop-off; all items are tax-deductable.
Also please make sure you are signed up for the weekly KFNA e-news on the left-hand side of our homepage so that you won’t miss any announcements regarding applications, including potential new garden sites within the neighborhood!