Lyndale Community Garden and Food Justice Organizer
Organizador de jardines comunitarios y justicia alimentaria
Part-time (up to 80 hours per month), seasonal, staff person with LNA ($15-17 per hour, beginning March 2021 through harvest). Located in the heart of South Minneapolis, the Lyndale Neighborhood Association is on the front line of issues that make Minneapolis a better place to live, work, play and invest for everyone who calls Minneapolis their home.
The Lyndale Garden and Environment (G&FJ) Organizer will oversee the site development, management and community building at three, local community gardens. The G&FJ Organizer will also work to connect these gardeners to other community gardens in Lyndale and Kingfield to raise funds, provide educational opportunities, and to build community and connect gardeners across cultures and communities. The G&FJ Organizer will work to establish ongoing relationships with local food shelves, community dinner and food distribution sites, and other food justice organizations to connect Lyndale gardeners into a network where greater community needs can be met from the work they are doing and the food they are growing. [Read more…]
Want to learn how to grow juicy homegrown tomatoes, early radishes, and other delicious veggies? Sign up for Vegetable Growing Basics, a FREE four-class series. Whether you’re a novice vegetable gardener or an experienced gardener looking for better results, you’ll learn how to plan, plant, and maintain a vegetable garden in your yard, community garden plot, or wherever you grow your veggies.
Classes are delivered via Zoom—you can choose either Tuesday nights from 7-8 p.m. or Saturday mornings from 9-10 a.m. Tuesday classes: March 23, March 30, April 6, April 13 Saturday classes: March 20, March 27, April 3, and 10 Classes are taught by University of Minnesota Extension Hennepin County Master Gardener volunteers experienced in teaching research-based best practices in vegetable gardening.
In past years, we offered the class at Rev Martin Luther King Jr Park. With covid, we need to meet via zoom. We hope you join us if you want to learn about growing your own local, delicious food. Organic too! Please submit this short online registration form to sign up. We are excited to grow with our Hennepin County neighbors this spring! z.umn.edu/VGB2021
For $20, residents will get a kit that can be used to tap sap from any privately owned tree in the maple family (including box elders). Are you a repeat Tapper with your own kit? Register to participate in the boil for only $10! Register here
We have set aside two Saturdays for sap boils outdoors at MLK Park, 4055 Nicollet, at which participants and other curious residents can watch the transformation of the watery liquid into a concentration of sweet syrup. The all-day boil-downs on March 13th and/or March 20th are an opportunity to bond with other neighborhood residents and learn more about how sap is turned into syrup. Depending on exactly what day the sap runs, we will host boils on one, or both, of these dates!
Register and pick up a Tree Tapping Kit from the front desk of MLK Park. (Note, trees must be larger than 10 inches in diameter). Kit includes spline(s), tubing, 5 gallon food grade collection bucket, and how-to instructions. Participants will be able to sign up for a shift of syrup making, and will get to take a jar of syrup home with them too! A program of the Kingfield Neighborhood Association and MLK Park.
Upon registration for this program, participants agree to maintain social distance (6 feet) at all times and adhere to the current Minnesota state face covering mandate. (Face covering exceptions may apply to certain MPRB activities.) Failure to comply will result in removal from the program.