Want to grow stuff in your neighborhood? Want to learn from master gardeners how to do it? There are multiple options to work and learn alongside some of Minneapolis’ finest gardeners in our own local gardens and these two sites also donate everything they grow to local food shelves!
MLK Donation Garden Weekly Workshops & Workdays / Every Tuesday 5:30-6:30 (including August 9, 16, & 23) / 4055 Nicollet, north end of Park Building at the raised beds
Now almost a decade old, the mission of the MLK Donation Garden is to connect neighbors and grow food for our community. Neighbors and Master Gardeners gather every Tuesday to tend the vegetable gardens on the northern side of the Recreation Center and discuss a weekly topic. The food we grow is donated to The Aliveness Project (located at 3808 Nicollet), but the knowledge you go home with is yours to keep!
Pillsbury Farm Community Workday /Saturday August 13th, 10am-12pm / 3110 Pillsbury Avenue
Pillsbury Farm is also currently experiencing a Master Gardener take-over! This group of six individuals have gone through a garden training program with the University of Minnesota Extensions; they are now completing their community project by maintaining Pillsbury Farm and growing food for local food shelves. Here are some photos from Pillsbury Farm in May 2022 and in July!